Few studies have evaluated the relationship between allergic rhinitis and risk factors in the environment which promote aeroallergenic exposures, but knowledge of these are of practical importance from the point of view of community prevention.
A cross-sectional population-based study of 2868 adults aged 20-74 years was carried out.
Allergic rhinitis was defined as the self-reported presence, in the previous year, of usual nasal blockage and discharge apart from colds or the flu, provoked by allergens, with or without conjunctivitis.
Allergic rhinitis was reported by 4.5% of the subjects.
Higher crude prevalences were observed in males, younger adults, Indians compared to Chinese and Malays, those with higher socioeconomic status, and in three of five residential areas studied.
Mots-clés Pascal : Rhinite, Epidémiologie, Homme, Facteur risque, Singapour, Asie, ORL pathologie, Nez pathologie, Allergie, Immunopathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Rhinitis, Epidemiology, Human, Risk factor, Singapore, Asia, ENT disease, Nose disease, Allergy, Immunopathology
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Cote : 94-0504135
Code Inist : 002B06C02. Création : 199501.