The European Community Respiratory HealthSurvey is an international multicenter cohort study of asthma,allergy, and lung function that began in the early-1990swith recruitment of population-based samples of 20- to 44-year-old adults, mainly in Europe. The aims of the study arebroad ranging but include assessment of the role of in uteroexposure to tobacco smoke, exposure to environmental tobaccosmoke, and active smoking on the incidence, prevalence,and prognosis of allergy and asthma. Cross-sectionaland longitudinal analyses looking at these associations havebeen conducted, sometimes only using information collectedin one country, and on other occasions using informationcollected in all the participating centers. This article summarizesthe results from these various publications from thislarge epidemiologic study.
|Titolo:||The role of smoking in allergy and asthma: lessons from the ECRHS|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2012|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01.01 Articolo in Rivista|