Asthma and asthma medication are common among recreational athletes participating in endurance sport competitions

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Nikolai Stenfors - Umeå University, Medicine unit orcid

Description:

Asthma prevalence is high among elite endurance athletes, but little is known about its prevalence among competitive recreational athletes. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of self-reported asthma and asthma medication use among competitive recreational endurance athletes, and their association with training.
A web survey on asthma and medication was conducted among 38,603 adult participants of three Swedish endurance competitions (cross-country running, cross-country skiing, and swimming).

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Nikolai Stenfors - Umeå University, Medicine unit orcid

Identifiers:

SND-ID: EXT 0276

Purpose:

The aim of this cross-sectional study was to determine the prevalence among competitive recreational endurance athletes of self-reported physician-diagnosed asthma and asthma medication use and their association with training.

Description:

Asthma prevalence is high among elite endurance athletes, but little is known about its prevalence among competitive recreational athletes. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of self-reported asthma and asthma medication use among competitive recreational endurance athletes, and their association with training.
A web survey on asthma and medication was conducted among 38,603 adult participants of three Swedish endurance competitions (cross-country running, cross-country skiing, and swimming).

Time period(s) investigated:

2014-09-01 — 2015-07-30

Geographic spread:

Geographic location: Sweden

Population:

Athlets registered for participation in three large Swedish endurance competitions open to the public: Lidingöloppet(cross-country running), Vasaloppet (cross-country skiing), and Vansbrosimningen (swimming)

Time Method:

Data contains personal data:

Yes

Ethics Review:

Umeå —2014/287-31

Contact person for questions about the data:

Nikolai Stenfors

Publications

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Amanda Näsman, Tommie Irewall, Ulf Hållmarker, Anne Lindberg, and Nikolai Stenfors, “Asthma and Asthma Medication Are Common among Recreational Athletes Participating in Endurance Sport Competitions,” Canadian Respiratory Journal, vol. 2018, Article ID 3238546, 7 pages, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/3238546.

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