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Respiratory infections and their influence on lung function in children: a multiple regression analysis.
  1. J W Yarnell,
  2. A S St Leger

    Abstract

    The relationship between a history of respiratory infections (and associated variables) in children and lung function in later life was examined in a study among 228 children aged 7 to 11 years. In a multiple regression analysis only a few variables showed marked and consistent effects on lung function. Respiratory tract infections showed increasing impairment of lung function with repeated infections, but the impairment was smaller than that caused by current asthma.

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