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Health status among adult asthmatics - a population-based study
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine. (OLIN Unit)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0553-8067
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Medicine. (OLIN Unit)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1630-3167
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2018 (English)In: European Respiratory Journal, ISSN 0903-1936, E-ISSN 1399-3003, Vol. 52Article in journal, Meeting abstract (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: Women with asthma seem to report a worse health status then men. However, other factors associated to health have rarely been studied in population-based samples.

Aim: To determine factors associated with generic health in a population-based adult asthma cohort.

Methods: In 2012-2014, n=1425 subjects from a population-based adult asthma cohort (the OLIN-studies) were invited to a clinical follow-up including spirometry, blood sampling, a structured interview, and the SF-8 health survey, evaluating both physical and mental health. N=1006 subjects participated, of which n=830 had current asthma. Of these, n=816 answered the SF-8 and were further studied (56% women, 32-92yr).

Results: In adjusted analyses, worse physical health was associated with female sex, increasing age, BMI, blood neutrophils ≥5*109/L, and health care contacts due to respiratory symptoms last 12 months, but not with blood eosinophils ≥0.3*109/L or eczema. A positive phadiatop (≥0.35kU/L) was associated with better physical health. Worse mental health was associated with female sex, increasing BMI, eczema and health care contacts due to respiratory symptoms last 12 months, but not with increasing age, blood eosinophils ≥0.3*109/L, blood neutrophils ≥5*109/L, or a positive phadiatop (≥0.35kU/L).

Conclusion: Among adult asthmatics, female sex, a higher BMI and health care visits due to respiratory symptoms were associated with a worse health. Eczema was only associated with worse mental health, and blood neutrophils ≥5*109/L with physical health. Subjects with allergic asthma seem to have better physical health than those with non-allergic asthma.

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European Respiratory Society , 2018. Vol. 52
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Respiratory Medicine and Allergy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-155982DOI: 10.1183/13993003.congress-2018.PA2072ISI: 000455567102277OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-155982DiVA, id: diva2:1286644
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28th International Congress of the European-Respiratory-Society (ERS), SEP 15-19, 2018, Paris, FRANCE
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Supplement: 62

Meeting Abstract: PA2072

Available from: 2019-02-07 Created: 2019-02-07 Last updated: 2019-02-07Bibliographically approved

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