Prevalence of allergic rhinitis among the adult population in Turkey

CİNGİ C., TOPUZ B., Songu M., KARA C. O., Ural A., Yaz A., ...More

ACTA OTO-LARYNGOLOGICA, vol.130, no.5, pp.600-606, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 130 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.3109/00016480903311880
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.600-606
  • Keywords: Symptom, questionnaire, self-report, epidemiology, intermittent, persistent, perennial, seasonal, RESPIRATORY SYMPTOMS, ASTHMA, CHILDREN, SAPALDIA, DISEASES, CLIMATE, IMPACT
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


Conclusion: The prevalence of self-reported and physician-diagnosed allergic rhinitis (AR) exhibits significant variability across the seven geographical regions in Turkey. Our findings may contribute to the formulation of public health policy and development of preventive and therapeutic strategies for AR in Turkey. Objective: The purpose of this study was to assess the prevalence of AR in the Turkish adult population, with emphasis on descriptive parameters in seven distinct geographical regions in Turkey. Methods: The volunteers were evaluated with a custom-designed questionnaire for AR. Sample size for the study was calculated by allowing for 2% error in prevalence along with a 95% confidence interval (CI). At the end of the study, we reached 4125 volunteers. The data were analyzed with chi