Children experiencing social disadvantage in their first few years of life have a greatly increased risk of asthma persisting into adulthood. These are the findings of a study by SPHR researchers, published today in the journal Thorax, looking at the early life circumstances of thousands of UK children and their risk for persistent asthma as teenagers.
NIHR School for Public Health Research (SPHR)
Established in April 2012, the NIHR School for Public Health Research (SPHR) is a partnership between eight leading centres of academic public health research excellence across England. The School aims to build the evidence base for effective public health practice by bringing together England’s leading public health research expertise in one virtual organisation.