TABLE 2

The characteristics at baseline of the 205 subjects who responded to the follow-up survey in 2018

Age years mean±sd52.1±9.0
Female sex176 (85.9%)
Body mass index kg·m−2 mean±sd28.1±5.6
Current smokers17 (8.3%)
Ex-smokers51 (24.9%)
Pet ownership81 (39.5%)
Moisture damage in workplace or at home72 (35.1%)
Presence of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease with proton-pump inhibitors
Patients receiving medication
40 (19.5%)
25 (62.5%)
Presence of doctor diagnosed asthma with asthma medication
Patients receiving medication
62 (30.2%)
60 (96.8%)
Presence of chronic rhinitis treated with any kind of nasal sprays
Patients receiving medication
82 (40.0%)
50 (61.0%)
  • Data are presented as n (%), unless otherwise stated.