Asthma in Rural NC--Leland Stillman

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.
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.
Principal Investigators
Tom Guterbock
Client Name
Leland Stillman
Sponsor
UVa Med Student
Project ID
13.28
Year
2013