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J Shahrekord Univ Med Sci 2004, 6(1): 58-62 Back to browse issues page
Respiratory symptoms and gastroesophageal reflux in adult population of more than 20 years old in Shahrekord
Smohamad kazem Hosine asl , Babak Amra
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Background and Aim: Association between gastroesophageal reflux (GER) and respiratory diseases has been known for a long time. There are few epidemiological studies on general population in the world, and little is known about a possible association between respiratory symptoms and reflux in Iran . Method: A sample of 5492 adults (more than 20 years old) was randomly selected for the study, from them 4762 subjects agreed to take part (86.7%). The medical students interviewed all of the subjects. Results: The prevalence of monthly reflux symptoms and active asthma were 25.5% and 6.7% respectively. The correlation between reflux and asthma had a confidence interval of (2.60–3.43 ) and an odds ratio of 2.99. The correlation between chronic bronchitis and reflux had a confidence interval of (1.43–2.58) and an odds ratio of 1.92. Conclusion: These findings indicates that epigastric pain in many asthmatic and chronic bronchitis patients may be due to reflux.
Keywords: Asthma, Chronic bronchitis, Epidemiology, Gastroesophageal reflux.
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Received: 2011/06/2
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hosine asl S K, amra B. Respiratory symptoms and gastroesophageal reflux in adult population of more than 20 years old in Shahrekord. J Shahrekord Univ Med Sci. 2004; 6 (1) :58-62
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مجله دانشگاه علوم پزشکی شهرکرد Journal of Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences
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