Impact of asthma on educational attainment in a socioeconomically deprived population: a study linking health, education and social care datasets

Pat Sturdy, Stephen Bremner, Gill Harper, Les Mayhew, Sandra Eldridge, John Eversley, Aziz Sheikh, Susan Hunter, Kambiz Boomla, Gene Feder, Keith Prescott, Chris Griffiths

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Abstract

Asthma has the potential to adversely affect children's school examination performance, and hence longer term life chances. Asthma morbidity is especially high amongst UK ethnic minority children and those experiencing social adversity, populations which also have poor educational outcomes. We tested the hypothesis that asthma adversely affects performance in national school examinations in a large cohort from an area of ethnic diversity and social deprivation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e43977
JournalPLoS ONE
Volume7
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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