Burden of Substance Use Among U.S. Population with Childhood and Adult Onset Asthma

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INTRODUCTION: Asthma is the most common chronic childhood disease. Substance use is associated with increasing severity of asthma symptoms and a major risk factor for status asthmaticus or asthma-related death. In the last decade, there is no nationwide literature showing prevalence of various substance use among asthmatics. Aim of this study is to identify the burden of substance use in US population with childhood onset asthma (COA) and adult-onset asthma (AOA) METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cross-sectional study using NHANES data from 2013 to 2018. AOA and COA assessed using questionnaire MCQ010 and MCQ025. Drug use variables were summarized and univariate analysis was performed using Mann Whitney test and Chi-square test to determine association between asthma and drug use. Mix-effect multivariate survey logistic regression analysis was performed to identify predictors of AOA and COA. RESULTS: Out of a total of 402,167 participants, prevalence of COA was 10.51% (42,275) and AOA was 4.79% (19,245). Prevalence of methamphetamine use (42.03% vs 41.99% vs 39.34%, p

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Critical Care Medicine




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52nd Society of Critical Care Medicine Critical Care Congress, SCCM 2023, held 2023-01-21 to 2023-01-24 in San Francisco, CA, USA.

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