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Obesity and nocturnal gastroesophageal reflux are related to the onset of asthma and respiratory symptoms
Uppsala University, Medicinska vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences.
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2004 In: European Respiratory Journal, Vol. 24, 116-121 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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2004. Vol. 24, 116-121 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-94672OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-94672DiVA: diva2:168615
Available from: 2006-09-01 Created: 2006-09-01Bibliographically approved
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1. Asthma and Respiratory Symptoms in Nordic Countries, Environmental and Personal Risk Factors
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Asthma and Respiratory Symptoms in Nordic Countries, Environmental and Personal Risk Factors
2006 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The overall aims of our studies were to identify risk factors for respiratory symptoms and asthma in indoor environment but even to look at some personal risk factors such as body mass index and gastroesophageal reflux. The study population is based on participants of the European Community Respiratory Health Survey I and II.

In the first study, water damage and visible moulds were reported in 7.4% and 17% of the homes respectively. The combination of water damage and visible moulds was independently associated with attacks of breathlessness when resting and after activity and also to long term cough. In the second study, the prevalence of nocturnal GER increased with higher BMI and the same pattern could be seen for habitual snoring. Reported onset of asthma, wheeze and night-time symptoms increased in prevalence along with the BMI gradient. In the multivariable analysis, obesity and nocturnal GER were independent risk factors for onset of asthma, wheeze and night-time symptoms. Habitual snoring was an independent risk factor for onset of wheeze and night-time symptoms, but not for onset of asthma. In the third study, a total of 18% of the subjects reported indoor dampness in the last 12 months and 27% of the subjects reported indoor dampness since the previous survey. Respiratory symptoms and asthma were significantly more prevalent in individuals exposed to indoor dampness and indoor dampness was a risk factor for respiratory symptoms and asthma after adjusting for possible confounders. Indoor dampness was an independent risk factor for onset of respiratory symptoms but not for asthma onset. Remission of respiratory symptoms was less likely to occur if subjects reported indoor dampness. In the fourth study, the lowest prevalence of atopy and the lowest levels of all indoor allergens, bacteria and moulds were found in Iceland. A positive association was found, between cat allergen exposure and asthma symptoms and between bronchial hyperresponsiveness and the amount of viable mould in indoor air.

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Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, 2006. 73 p.
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Digital Comprehensive Summaries of Uppsala Dissertations from the Faculty of Medicine, ISSN 1651-6206 ; 159
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Medicine, epidemiology, asthma, respiratory symptoms, prevalence, incidence, indoor dampness, body mass index, gastroesophageal reflux, snoring, indoor allergens, house dust mites, moulds, bacteria, Medicin
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urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-7076 (URN)91-554-6614-1 (ISBN)
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2006-09-22, Robergsalen, ingång 40, Akademiska Sjukhuset, Uppsala, 09:15
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Available from: 2006-09-01 Created: 2006-09-01Bibliographically approved

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