Many chronic respiratory Illnesses have origins very early in life. Hence, the Perth Infant Asthma Follow-up (PIAF) cohort was established with repeated longitudinal assessments of lung function and respiratory symptoms being made from early infancy to late adolescence. For this thesis, a 24 year follow-up was done to extend assessments to cover the entire post-natal lung growth period. The aim of the thesis was to identify in utero and early factors predictive of respiratory health in adulthood. In utero tobacco exposure, reduced lung function in infancy, early atopy and asthma were all associated with adverse respiratory outcomes in adulthood.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||19 Mar 2019|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2019|