The descriptive epidemiology of house dust mite-specific and total immunoglobin E in England using a nationally representative sample.

@article{Court2002TheDE,
  title={The descriptive epidemiology of house dust mite-specific and total immunoglobin E in England using a nationally representative sample.},
  author={Claudia Court and Derek G. Cook and David P. Strachan},
  journal={Clinical and experimental allergy : journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology},
  year={2002},
  volume={32 7},
  pages={1033-41}
}
BACKGROUND Previous studies have shown that IgE levels vary according to factors such as age, gender and smoking but most studies have been small and none have been based on a nationally representative sample. OBJECTIVES To investigate the influence of epidemiological factors on serum total IgE and house dust mite-specific IgE levels. METHODS An interviewer-led questionnaire was carried out and blood samples taken from 24 952 people aged 11 and over as part of the 1995 and 1996 Health… CONTINUE READING

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