Language and geographical location influence the incidence of chronic cough in the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging

Imran Satia, Alexandra J. Mayhew, Nazmul Sohel, Om Kurmi, Kieran J. Killian, Megan E. O’connell, Paul M. O’byrne, Parminder Raina

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French speakers have a 4% lower incidence of chronic cough than English speakers in the CLSA, but English speakers from Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Nova Scotia also have a lower risk of developing chronic cough
Original languageEnglish
Article number00721-2021
Number of pages4
JournalERJ Open Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 21 Feb 2022

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This research was made possible using the data/biospecimens collected by the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA). Funding for the CLSA is provided by the Government of Canada through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research under grant reference LSA 94473 and the Canada Foundation for Innovation as well as the following provinces: Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia. This research has been conducted using the CLSA dataset, Baseline and Follow-up 1 Comprehensive Dataset, under Application Number 1909024. The CLSA is led by P. Raina, C. Wolfson and S. Kirkland. The opinions expressed in this manuscript are the authors own and do not reflect the views of the CLSA. The final manuscript was reviewed and approved by the Publication Review Committee of the CLSA.This study was funded by Merck Canada as an investigator-initiated grant to I. Satia and P.M. O'Byrne. The study sponsor had no role in the design or conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis or interpretation of the data; preparation, review or approval of the manuscript; or the decision to submit the manuscript for publication. I. Satia is currently supported by the E.J. Moran Campbell Early Career Award, Dept of Medicine, McMaster University. Funding information for this article has been deposited with the Crossref Funder Registry.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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