Background and Objective: Exposure to certain infectious diseases such as measles and hepatitis A, by induction of cell mediated immunity cause a Tb1 [T. helper] activity type immune response.
Th1 can antagonize Th2 activity and therefore diminish atopic disease. Therefore, because of relationship between socio-economic status and infectious diseases it was decided to survey the relationship between socio-economic status with atopic disease Methods: In this descriptive-analytical study, demographic characteristics and socio-economic data about 3500 individuals [16-25 years old man] of Sanandaj city was gathered with standard questionnaire by educated interns and nurses during 2001. A clinical diagnosis of atopic disease was assessed by history and physical examination
Findings: According to the results, living in lower socio-economics status area has decreasing effect on prevalence of seasonal asthma and rhinoconjunctivitis [p<0.05] . Low family income and higher paternal education level have decreasing effect on prevalence of seasonal asthma [p<0.05] . In observed population, the prevalence of atopic dermatitis was 1.5% and higher maternal education has augmentation effect to it [p<0.05] . In this study, the frequency of intrinsic and seasonal asthma and seasonal and chronic rhinocojunctivities were 2.1%, 5.3% and 6.1%, 11.8%, respectively Conclusion: This study showed that high socio-economic status cause increasing effect on prevalence of atopic diseases
M. R. Rahmani ,M. R. Rahmani ,M. Zarei ,
[Efect of socio- economic status on level of the atopic diseases in 16-25 year old men in Sanandaj city],
J. Babol. Univ. Med. Sci. 2004;
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