PURPOSE OF THE STUDY.
To determine what effect asthma has on the development of obesity.
A total of 3474 children from 8 different southern California communities were enrolled and followed prospectively. A total of 2706 of these children were nonobese at study entry and were included in the primary analysis.
Nonobese children were followed and examined annually or biannually from kindergarten or first grade through high school. Questionnaires were completed …