Comorbidity and Multimorbidity of Asthma and Allergy and Intolerance to Chemicals and Certain Buildings
2017 (English)In: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, ISSN 1076-2752, E-ISSN 1536-5948, Vol. 59, no 1, 80-84 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Objectives: We tested the hypothesis of high comorbidity between asthma/allergy and chemical intolerance (CI) and between asthma/allergy and building intolerance (BI), and high multimorbidity between asthma/allergy, CI, and BI.
Methods: Population-based questionnaire data were used from 530 participants with asthma/allergy (allergic asthma, nonallergic asthma, allergic rhinitis, and/or atopic dermatitis), 414 with self-reported and 112 with physician-diagnosed CI, and 165 with self-reported and 47 with physician-diagnosed BI. Separate reference groups were formed for each of the five case groups.
Results: Adjusted odds ratios varied from 4.6 to 13.1 for comorbidity, and from 6.6 to 46.4 for multimorbidity.
Conclusion: The large comorbidity and multimorbidity between asthma/allergy, CI, and BI evokes the question as to whether there are similarities in underlying mechanisms between these conditions.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. Vol. 59, no 1, 80-84 p.
Environmental Health and Occupational Health
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-23280DOI: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000000930ISI: 000391123100015PubMedID: 28045802OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-23280DiVA: diva2:1063880