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Asthma in Rural NC--Leland Stillman

Project_ID: 
13.28
Sponsor: 
UVa Med Student
PI1: 
Thomas Guterbock
Type: 
Individual Research
Sample: 
Address-based sample of 500 addresses in eastern North Carolina, divided into two groups: 250 in close proximity to hog farms and 250 not in close proximity.
Project Type: 
Surveys and data collection
Year: 
2013
This was a mail-out survey asking residents if they had been diagnosed with asthma. A sample of respondents to the survey was to be asked to participate in a home visit that included a spirometry (lung capacity) breath test. The goal was to determine if there was a correlation between living in proximity to large-scale hog farming and asthma prevalence. The study was terminated before completion.