Non-infectious rhinitis is more strongly associated with early —rather than late—onset of COPD: data from the European Community Respiratory Health Survey (ECRHS)

This study is part of the European Community Respiratory Health Survey (ECRHS). A random adult population from 25 centres in Europe and one in Australia was examined with spirometry and answered a respiratory questionnaire in 1998 –2002 (ECRHS II) and in 2008–2013 (ECRHS III). Symptoms of non-infectious rhinitis, hay fever and asthma, and smoking habits were reported. Subjects reporting asthma were excluded. COPD was defined as a spirometry ratio of FEV1/FVC  
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

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