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Prevalence of allergic rhinitis and risk factors in 6- to 7-yearold children in İstanbul, Turkey.
Turk J Pediatr. 2014 Jan-Feb; 56(1):31-40.TJ

Abstract

The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of allergic rhinitis and its relationship with various risk factors in 6-7-year-old children living in İstanbul. A total of 11,483 children aged 6-7 years in 75 primary schools from all districts of İstanbul were surveyed. Prevalence of symptoms of allergic rhinitis was assessed using a translated version of the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC) questionnaire. Of them, 9,875 (50.7% M, 49.3% F) questionnaires were appropriately completed by the parents. The prevalence rates of lifetime, current and physician-diagnosed allergic rhinitis were 44.3%, 29.2% and 8.1%, respectively. There was nearly a two-fold variation in the prevalence rates of rhinitis between the districts of İstanbul. Frequent paracetamol and antibiotic use in the first year of life, history of frequent upper respiratory tract infections, adenotonsillectomy, breastfeeding less than six months, dog at home or perianal redness in the first year of life, and frequent trucks passing near the home were independent risk factors.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Division of Pediatric Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Department of Pediatrics, İstanbul University İstanbul Faculty of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey. eztamay@gmail.com or eztamay@yahoo.com.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

24827945

Citation

Tamay, Zeynep, et al. "Prevalence of Allergic Rhinitis and Risk Factors in 6- to 7-yearold Children in İstanbul, Turkey." The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics, vol. 56, no. 1, 2014, pp. 31-40.
Tamay Z, Akçay A, Ergin A, et al. Prevalence of allergic rhinitis and risk factors in 6- to 7-yearold children in İstanbul, Turkey. Turk J Pediatr. 2014;56(1):31-40.
Tamay, Z., Akçay, A., Ergin, A., & Güler, N. (2014). Prevalence of allergic rhinitis and risk factors in 6- to 7-yearold children in İstanbul, Turkey. The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics, 56(1), 31-40.
Tamay Z, et al. Prevalence of Allergic Rhinitis and Risk Factors in 6- to 7-yearold Children in İstanbul, Turkey. Turk J Pediatr. 2014 Jan-Feb;56(1):31-40. PubMed PMID: 24827945.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Prevalence of allergic rhinitis and risk factors in 6- to 7-yearold children in İstanbul, Turkey. AU - Tamay,Zeynep, AU - Akçay,Ahmet, AU - Ergin,Ahmet, AU - Güler,Nermin, PY - 2014/5/16/entrez PY - 2014/5/16/pubmed PY - 2015/9/24/medline SP - 31 EP - 40 JF - The Turkish journal of pediatrics JO - Turk J Pediatr VL - 56 IS - 1 N2 - The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of allergic rhinitis and its relationship with various risk factors in 6-7-year-old children living in İstanbul. A total of 11,483 children aged 6-7 years in 75 primary schools from all districts of İstanbul were surveyed. Prevalence of symptoms of allergic rhinitis was assessed using a translated version of the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC) questionnaire. Of them, 9,875 (50.7% M, 49.3% F) questionnaires were appropriately completed by the parents. The prevalence rates of lifetime, current and physician-diagnosed allergic rhinitis were 44.3%, 29.2% and 8.1%, respectively. There was nearly a two-fold variation in the prevalence rates of rhinitis between the districts of İstanbul. Frequent paracetamol and antibiotic use in the first year of life, history of frequent upper respiratory tract infections, adenotonsillectomy, breastfeeding less than six months, dog at home or perianal redness in the first year of life, and frequent trucks passing near the home were independent risk factors. SN - 0041-4301 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/24827945/Prevalence_of_allergic_rhinitis_and_risk_factors_in_6__to_7_yearold_children_in_İstanbul_Turkey_ L2 - http://www.diseaseinfosearch.org/result/7665 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -