The relationship between indicators of building dampness and respiratory health in young Swedish adults

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Title:
The relationship between indicators of building dampness and respiratory health in young Swedish adults
Authors:
Gunnbjornsdottir, M I; Norbäck, D; Plaschke, P; Norrman, E; Bjornsson, E; Janson, C
Citation:
Respir Med 2003, 97(4):302-7
Issue Date:
1-Apr-2003
Abstract:
Several epidemiological studies have indicated that building dampness affects the respiratory health of the inhabitants. In this study we investigated the relationship between building dampness and respiratory symptoms in young Swedish adults. In 1993, as a part of the European Community Respiratory Health Survey stage II, subjects were invited to participate in a detailed interview-led questionnaire, spirometry, methacholine challenge and measurement of total and specific IgE. A total of 1853 of the 2084 selected subjects participated in this study (88.9%). One hundred and thirty-six (7.4%) subjects reported water damage in their homes in the last year and 318 (17.3%) subjects reported visible molds during the same period. Seventy-four (4%) subjects reported both water damage and visible molds in the last year. This subgroup, with 74 subjects had significantly more attacks of breathlessness both when resting (OR 3.2 (95% CI 1.4-7.2)) and after effort (OR 2.7 (95% CI 1.3-5.6)) compared to subjects reporting no water damage or molds. Long-term cough was also more common in this group (OR 2.2 (95% CI 1.2-4.0)). This study adds evidence to a relationship between damp buildings and respiratory symptoms.
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dc.contributor.authorGunnbjornsdottir, M I-
dc.contributor.authorNorbäck, D-
dc.contributor.authorPlaschke, P-
dc.contributor.authorNorrman, E-
dc.contributor.authorBjornsson, E-
dc.contributor.authorJanson, C-
dc.date.accessioned2006-09-21T10:01:40Z-
dc.date.available2006-09-21T10:01:40Z-
dc.date.issued2003-04-01-
dc.identifier.citationRespir Med 2003, 97(4):302-7en
dc.identifier.issn0954-6111-
dc.identifier.pmid12693790-
dc.identifier.doi10.1053/rmed.2002.1389-
dc.identifier.otherPAD12-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2336/4540-
dc.description.abstractSeveral epidemiological studies have indicated that building dampness affects the respiratory health of the inhabitants. In this study we investigated the relationship between building dampness and respiratory symptoms in young Swedish adults. In 1993, as a part of the European Community Respiratory Health Survey stage II, subjects were invited to participate in a detailed interview-led questionnaire, spirometry, methacholine challenge and measurement of total and specific IgE. A total of 1853 of the 2084 selected subjects participated in this study (88.9%). One hundred and thirty-six (7.4%) subjects reported water damage in their homes in the last year and 318 (17.3%) subjects reported visible molds during the same period. Seventy-four (4%) subjects reported both water damage and visible molds in the last year. This subgroup, with 74 subjects had significantly more attacks of breathlessness both when resting (OR 3.2 (95% CI 1.4-7.2)) and after effort (OR 2.7 (95% CI 1.3-5.6)) compared to subjects reporting no water damage or molds. Long-term cough was also more common in this group (OR 2.2 (95% CI 1.2-4.0)). This study adds evidence to a relationship between damp buildings and respiratory symptoms.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherW.B. Saundersen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/B6WWS-48B094H-4/2/1faafa3fda9e15554409888cedeebbecen
dc.subject.meshAsthmaen
dc.subject.meshBronchitisen
dc.subject.meshForced Expiratory Volumeen
dc.subject.meshFungien
dc.subject.meshHousingen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshHumidityen
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden
dc.subject.meshMultivariate Analysisen
dc.subject.meshRespiratory Hypersensitivityen
dc.subject.meshRespiratory Tract Diseasesen
dc.subject.meshSick Building Syndromeen
dc.subject.meshSmokingen
dc.subject.meshVital Capacityen
dc.subject.meshResearch Support, Non-U.S. Gov'ten
dc.titleThe relationship between indicators of building dampness and respiratory health in young Swedish adultsen
dc.identifier.journalRespiratory medicineen
dc.format.digYES-

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