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dc.titleMite sensitization among Latina women in New York, where dust-mite allergen levels are typically low
dc.contributor.authorChew, G.L.
dc.contributor.authorReardon, A.M.
dc.contributor.authorCorrea, J.C.
dc.contributor.authorYoung, M.
dc.contributor.authorAcosta, L.
dc.contributor.authorMellins, R.
dc.contributor.authorChew, F.T.
dc.contributor.authorPerzanowski, M.S.
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-27T08:33:34Z
dc.date.available2014-10-27T08:33:34Z
dc.date.issued2009-06
dc.identifier.citationChew, G.L., Reardon, A.M., Correa, J.C., Young, M., Acosta, L., Mellins, R., Chew, F.T., Perzanowski, M.S. (2009-06). Mite sensitization among Latina women in New York, where dust-mite allergen levels are typically low. Indoor Air 19 (3) : 193-197. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
dc.identifier.issn09056947
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/101104
dc.description.abstractIn New York (NY), Latinos often have greater asthma morbidity than other ethnicities, and dust-mite sensitization is common despite low allergen levels. We investigated mite allergen exposure and sensitization in atopic and/or asthmatic women, the majority being Puerto Rican. Women (n = 274) recruited for a birth cohort study were visited postnatally. Dust from their homes was analyzed for mite allergens (Der f 1, Der p 1, and Blo t 5). Serum was analyzed for total and allergen-specific IgE. Thirty-seven percent were sensitized to Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus, 34% to Dermatophagoides farinae, and 21% to Blomia tropicalis. Only 5% of NY homes had levels of Der f 1 >2 μg/g; none had Blo t 5 or Der p 1 above this level. Caribbean or Latin American birthplace (a proxy for childhood exposure) was not associated with mite sensitization. Sensitization to D. pteronyssinus and D. farinae was associated with a report of doctor-diagnosed asthma [Odds ratio (OR) = 3.27, P = 0.003; OR = 2.81, P = 0.010, respectively]; sensitization to any mite was associated with asthma medication use in the past 12 months (OR = 3.12, P = 0.004). These associations held even after adjustment for cockroach, mouse, and cat sensitization. © Blackwell Munksgaard 2009.
dc.description.urihttp://libproxy1.nus.edu.sg/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0668.2008.00578.x
dc.sourceScopus
dc.subjectAllergy
dc.subjectAsthma
dc.subjectDust-mite
dc.subjectHispanic
dc.subjectIgE
dc.subjectPuerto Rican
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentBIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
dc.description.sourcetitleIndoor Air
dc.description.volume19
dc.description.issue3
dc.description.page193-197
dc.description.codenINAIE
dc.identifier.isiut000266268200003
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