Individual Study / URECA

The Urban Environment and Childhood Asthma birth cohort study

The Urban Environment and Childhood Asthma birth cohort study

Initiatives -
To investigate the immunologic causes of asthma among inner-city children children who grow up in crowded urban neighborhoods. *Note: All published information has been collected from the article referenced in the Marker Paper box below. Therefore, there may be variations with more advanced versions of the study.*
Start Year
2005
End Year
2021
Funding
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Supplementary Information
https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00114881

Members

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Investigators Contacts
  • MD Professor James E. Gern
    University of Wisconsin

Design

Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
Follow up from birth to 16 years old

Marker Paper

Gern JE. The Urban Environment and Childhood Asthma study. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2010;125(3):545-549. doi:10.1016/j.jaci.2010.01.037

PUBMED 20226291

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals
  • Families

Number of participants

Number of participants
609
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
Families from 4 urban areas who were at high risk for allergies and/or asthma

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
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