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Factors affecting survival among older women with asthma


Management of and mortality from asthma has improved substantially in all age groups except for older people. There is very little recognition of the importance of asthma management at older ages, and the impact of psychosocial and comorbid conditions on asthma management. We will be looking at outcomes for women with respiratory conditions (various defined as asthma and/or bronchitis), compared with women without these conditions in terms of 'survival' and 'quality of life'. We will also analyse how these outcomes are modified by various covariates (socio-demographic factors, health risk factors and comorbidities) mong women with respiratory conditions and symptoms.