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Rhinitis in Swiss adults is associated with asthma and early life factors, but not second hand tobacco smoke or obesity
JournalArticle (Originalarbeit in einer wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift)
ID 3609556
Author(s) Abramson, Michael J; Schindler, Christian; Schikowski, Tamara; Bircher, Andreas J; Burdet, Luc; Gerbase, Margaret W; Imboden, Medea; Rochat, Thierry; Schmid-Grendelmeier, Peter; Turk, Alexander J; Zemp, Elisabeth; Künzli, Nino; Probst-Hensch, Nicole
Author(s) at UniBasel Künzli, Nino
Schindler, Christian
Probst Hensch, Nicole
Imboden, Medea
Schikowski, Tamara
Zemp Stutz, Elisabeth
Year 2016
Title Rhinitis in Swiss adults is associated with asthma and early life factors, but not second hand tobacco smoke or obesity
Journal Allergology international
Volume 65
Number 2
Pages / Article-Number 192-8
Abstract Second hand tobacco smoke (SHS) and overweight/obesity are risk factors for asthma and lower airway respiratory symptoms. We investigated whether SHS or overweight/obesity were also associated with allergic or non-allergic rhinitis.; Cross-sectional data were obtained during the second SAPALDIA Study. Interviewer administered questionnaires were completed by 8047 participants from 8 communities in Switzerland. Blood was collected from 5841 participants and tested for allergen specific IgE. Allergic rhinitis was defined as nasal symptoms with detectable IgE. Data were analysed by multinomial logistic regression with four outcome categories defined according to the presence or absence of rhinitis and/or atopy.; The prevalence of allergic rhinitis was 885 (15.2%) and non-allergic rhinitis 323 (5.5%). The risk of allergic rhinitis was increased in subjects with physician diagnosed asthma (Relative Risk Ratio 6.81; 95%CI 5.39, 8.6), maternal atopy (1.56; 1.27, 1.92) and paternal atopy (1.41; 1.11, 1.79). Older subjects were at lower risk (0.96; 0.95,0.97 per year), as were those raised on a farm (0.64; 0.49,0.84), with older siblings (0.92; 0.86,0.97 per sib) or from rural areas. The risk of non-allergic rhinitis was also increased in subjects with physician diagnosed asthma (4.02; 2.86, 5.67), reduced in males (0.59; 0.46, 0.77), but not associated with upbringing on a farm or older siblings. There were no significant associations of SHS or overweight/obesity with either form of rhinitis.; Allergic and non-allergic rhinitis have different risk factors apart from asthma. There are significant regional variations within Switzerland, which are not explained by the factors examined.
Publisher The Japanese Society of Allergology
ISSN/ISBN 1323-8930
Full Text on edoc No
Digital Object Identifier DOI 10.1016/j.alit.2015.11.004
PubMed ID
ISI-Number WOS:000373611000013
Document type (ISI) Journal Article

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