Individual Study / SAGE

Study of Asthma, Genes and the Environment

Study of Asthma, Genes and the Environment

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Initiatives -
* To collect information about the home environment of children in Manitoba; to confirm the rate of asthma in Manitoban children and validate the tools used to diagnose asthma; * to understand the differences in children's immune system that either predisposes or protects them from getting asthma; * to explore genes that may play a role in children developing asthma; * to understand the relationship between genes and the environment in the development of asthma
Start Year
2002
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Investigators Contacts
  • Dr. Prof. Allan Becker
    University of Manitoba

Design

Study design
Case-control
Follow Up
Project that involves following one group of people over a long period of time, anywhere from a few months to 30 years or more.

Marker Paper

Kozyrskyj AL, HayGlass KT, Sandford AJ, Paré PD, Chan-Yeug M, Becker AB. 2009. A novel study design to investigate the early-life origins of asthma in children (SAGE study). Allergy; 64: 1185-1193.

PUBMED 19416140

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
723
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
All children born in 1995 and still living in Manitoba.

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Availability of access information

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