What are the sexual predilections of asthma?

Updated: Oct 07, 2019
  • Author: John J Oppenheimer, MD; Chief Editor: Michael A Kaliner, MD  more...
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Boys have been shown to be at greater risk for asthma than girls. In children younger than 14 years, the prevalence of asthma is twice as high in boys as it is in girls.

This difference narrows with age, however; women aged 40 years have a greater prevalence of asthma than do men of the same age.

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