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dc.titleEpidemiology of allergic rhinitis and associated risk factors in Asia
dc.contributor.authorChong, SN
dc.contributor.authorChew, F.T.
dc.date.accessioned2022-06-13T09:57:16Z
dc.date.available2022-06-13T09:57:16Z
dc.date.issued2018-08-06
dc.identifier.citationChong, SN, Chew, F.T. (2018-08-06). Epidemiology of allergic rhinitis and associated risk factors in Asia. World Allergy Organization Journal 11 (1) : 17-. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
dc.identifier.issn1939-4551
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/227045
dc.description.abstractThis review article aims to present the epidemiology and associated risk factors of allergic rhinitis (AR) in Asia. AR-related literature published on Asia was systematically reviewed and the associated risk factors were investigated. The prevalence of AR in Asia varied considerably depending on the geographical location, study design and population involved. Several risk factors were observed to have strong association with disease presentation across multiple studies. Among these, family income, family size, daily personal computer usage time, personal and parental education attainment, and stress level have shown some level of biological gradient influence when multiple risk levels were analyzed. This suggests that AR manifestation and presentation possibly might be strongly affected by various personal and family factors. These findings are beneficial as they may provide insights into modifiable factors that may influence AR presentation. In addition, these results indicate that strategies to reduce personal and family-related risk factors have to be developed in order to alleviate the odds of AR expression.
dc.publisherBioMed Central Ltd.
dc.sourceElements
dc.subjectAllergic rhinitis
dc.subjectAsia
dc.subjectRisk factor
dc.subjectSystematic review
dc.typeReview
dc.date.updated2022-06-10T02:36:39Z
dc.contributor.departmentDEAN'S OFFICE (SCIENCE)
dc.description.sourcetitleWorld Allergy Organization Journal
dc.description.volume11
dc.description.issue1
dc.description.page17-
dc.published.statePublished
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