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Prenatal Care Factors that Contribute to Asthma in Children Less than Five Years of Age
Understanding the prenatal factors that contribute to asthma in children less than five years old is essential in the field of public health because asthma is a major noncommunicable disease. This study's research question was: What prenatal factors contribute to asthma in children less than five years old? A systematic literature review was conducted to analyze journal articles published within the past ten years using CSUSM databases. The overall findings regarding the prenatal factors that contribute to asthma in children are environmental exposures, maternal stress, nutrition, and supplements taken during pregnancy, antibiotic exposure, and whether the child was born prematurely. This systematic literature review proved that the hypothesis was correct. Prenatal care factors do contribute to asthma in children below five years of age.