umu.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
A population-based cohort of adults with asthma: mortality and participation in a long-term follow-up
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Medicine. (The OLIN unit)
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Department of Health Sciences, Luleå University, Luleå, Sweden. (The OLIN unit ; Arcum)
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Medicine. (The OLIN unit)
Show others and affiliations
2017 (English)In: European Clinical Respiratory Journal, ISSN 2001-8525, Vol. 4, 1334508Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background and objective: Asthma is a major public health concern. The aim of this study was to characterize a large population-based cohort of adults with asthma, and to study factors associated with all-cause mortality and non-participation in a long-term follow-up. Design: Random and stratified samples from five population-based cohorts were clinically examined during 1986-2001, and all subjects with asthma were included in the study (n = 2055, age 19-72 years, 55% women). Independent associations between different risk factors and (i) mortality and (ii) non-participation in a clinical follow-up in 2012-2014 were estimated. Results: In 1986-2001, 95% reported any wheeze and/or attacks of shortness of breath in the past 12 months, and/or asthma medication use. Over the up to 28 years of follow-up time, the cumulative mortality was 22.7%. Male gender, current smoking, and lower forced expiratory volume in 1 sec of predicted (FEV1% of predicted) were independent risk factors for mortality, while obesity was associated with non-participation in the follow-up. Older ages, ischemic heart disease, and low socioeconomic status were associated with both mortality and non-participation. Conclusions: The risk factors associated with mortality in this adult population-based asthma cohort were similar to those commonly identified in general population samples, i.e. male gender, current smoking, and lower FEV1% of predicted, while obesity was associated with non-participation in a long-term follow-up. Ischemic heart disease, low socioeconomic status, and older ages were associated with both mortality and non-participation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2017. Vol. 4, 1334508
Keyword [en]
Public health, risk factors, natural history, obesity, ischemic heart disease, socioeconomic status
National Category
Respiratory Medicine and Allergy
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-137633DOI: 10.1080/20018525.2017.1334508ISI: 000403663400001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-137633DiVA: diva2:1127673
Available from: 2017-07-18 Created: 2017-07-18 Last updated: 2017-08-21Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(1636 kB)11 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 1636 kBChecksum SHA-512
7c9bfbf49022bcaa0a53b9501a464c30d91a939fc341c2050e317eada420d09b90a0749828e0528ceb682301b4fcfe4ee42ad40bef6d29a69967f8505ff58c9e
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Other links

Publisher's full text

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Backman, HelenaHedman, LinneaJansson, Sven-ArneLindberg, AnneRönmark, Eva
By organisation
Occupational and Environmental MedicineMedicine
Respiratory Medicine and Allergy

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 11 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Altmetric score

Total: 375 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf