Early-life risk factors for reversible and irreversible airflow limitation in young adults: Findings from the BAMSE birth cohort

Gang Wang, Inger Kull, Anna Bergström, Jenny Hallberg, Petra Um Bergström, Stefano Guerra, Goran Pershagen, Olena Gruzieva, Marianne Van Hage, Antonios Georgelis, Christer Janson, Anders Lindén, Erik Melén

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Abstract

We aimed to determine prevalence and early-life risk factors for reversible and irreversible airflow limitation in young adults from the general population. Among young adults in their 20s, the prevalence was 5.3% for reversible airflow limitation and 2.0% for irreversible airflow limitation. While parental asthma was the only risk factor for development of reversible airflow limitation, the risk factors for development of irreversible airflow limitation were current asthma, childhood respiratory tract infections and asthma, and exposure to air pollution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)503-507
Number of pages5
JournalThorax
Volume76
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2021

Keywords

  • COPD epidemiology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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