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Prevalence of nasal symptoms and their relation to self-reported asthma and chronic bronchitis/emphysema

Montnemery, Peter LU ; Svensson, Christer LU ; Ädelroth, E; Löfdahl, Claes-Göran LU ; Andersson, M; Greiff, Lennart LU and Persson, C G (2001) In European Respiratory Journal1988-01-01+01:00 17(4). p.596-603
Abstract
Little information is available on associations between rhinitis and chronic bronchitis/emphysema (CBE). Self-reported upper airway symptoms, asthma, and CBE were examined in 12,079 adults living in southern Sweden. The response rate was 70% (n=8,469), of whom 33% reported significant nasal symptoms: a blocked nose was reported by 21%; sneezing by 18%; nasal discharge by 17%; and thick yellow nasal discharge by 5.7%. Nasal symptoms and combined nasal and self-reported bronchial disease were generally more common among smokers than nonsmokers. There was little overlap between asthma and CBE, but 46% of those with asthma and 40% of those with CBE had significant nasal symptoms. Best predicting factors (odds ratios >3) for asthma and CBE... (More)
Little information is available on associations between rhinitis and chronic bronchitis/emphysema (CBE). Self-reported upper airway symptoms, asthma, and CBE were examined in 12,079 adults living in southern Sweden. The response rate was 70% (n=8,469), of whom 33% reported significant nasal symptoms: a blocked nose was reported by 21%; sneezing by 18%; nasal discharge by 17%; and thick yellow nasal discharge by 5.7%. Nasal symptoms and combined nasal and self-reported bronchial disease were generally more common among smokers than nonsmokers. There was little overlap between asthma and CBE, but 46% of those with asthma and 40% of those with CBE had significant nasal symptoms. Best predicting factors (odds ratios >3) for asthma and CBE were nasal symptoms due to exposure to animals and damp/cold air, respectively. One-third of an adult, southern Swedish population, had significant allergic and/or nonallergic nasal symptoms. Nasal symptoms were frequently found to coexist with both asthma and chronic bronchitis/emphysema, suggesting that pan-airway engagement is common in both diseases. Differing associations between types of nasal symptoms and allergic and irritant triggers of nasal symptoms, with regard to asthma and chronic bronchitis/emphysema, emphasize the different natures of these bronchial diseases. (Less)
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chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, asthma, chronic bronchitis, prevalence, rhinitis
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  language     = {eng},
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  publisher    = {Eur Respiratory Soc},
  series       = {European Respiratory Journal1988-01-01+01:00},
  title        = {Prevalence of nasal symptoms and their relation to self-reported asthma and chronic bronchitis/emphysema},
  volume       = {17},
  year         = {2001},
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