A longitudinal study of respiratory symptoms in a community population sample. Correlations with smoking, allergen skin-test reactivity, and serum IgE.

@article{Barbee1991ALS,
  title={A longitudinal study of respiratory symptoms in a community population sample. Correlations with smoking, allergen skin-test reactivity, and serum IgE.},
  author={Robert A. Barbee and Marilyn J. Halonen and Walter T Kaltenborn and Benjamin Burrows},
  journal={Chest},
  year={1991},
  volume={99 1},
  pages={20-6}
}
Chronic cough and/or phlegm, wheeze in the absence of colds, and rhinitis attributed to allergies are three of the most common respiratory symptoms encountered in community populations. In this study, we have determined the prevalence of these complaints in a random population sample (n = 1,109) using standardized questionnaires at two points in time, eight years apart. Cross-sectional prevalence and changes in symptom occurrence have been correlated with smoking status, allergen skin test… CONTINUE READING

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