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Individuals with diabetes are at a higher risk of asthma in India: evidence from the National Family Health Survey-3
Authors: Ruhi S. Kulkarni, and Ramkrishna L. Shinde
Source: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries, 37(1): 31–41; DOI:
Topic(s): Asthma
Country: Asia
Published: MAR 2017
Abstract: Asthma is a disease of the lung, and from previous studies, a decrement in lung function was observed in patients with diabetes. These results motivated us to study the prevalence of asthma among diabetics. In this study, we estimated the prevalence of asthma among men and women, and also investigated the risk factors for asthma in diabetic and non-diabetic groups in India. This analysis was based on the National Family Health Survey-3 (NFHS-3) data on 71,776 men aged 15–54 years and 115,642 non-pregnant women aged 15–49 years. X2 test was used to check the dependency of asthma with different socioeconomic, diet-, and lifestyle-related factors. Logistic regression analysis was used to identify the risk factors for asthma. There is significant (p?