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Table 5 Prevalence of VMR in a Nonallergic Rhinitis Population by Study

From: Epidemiology of Vasomotor Rhinitis

Investigator N (% Female) Mean Age (Population) Definition of VMR VMR % (n, VMR/n, NAR)
Mullarkey et al[6] 73 (sex not reported) 37.5 (VMR); 25.1 (AR) Nasal congestion and/or rhinorrhea persisting for ≥3 months, with no Hx of allergen exacerbation; negative skin tests or <2 positive skin tests unsupported by Hx; IgE <50 U/mL; <25% eosinophils 71% (52/73)
Enberg [7] 46 (74%) 40.5 (NAR) Nasal Sx persisting for ≥1 year with no cause determined; negative skin test; <5% eosinophils on nasal smear 87% (40/46)
Settipane and Klein[14] 78 (58%) 42 (NAR) Nasal congestion/rhinorrhea persisting for ≥3 months; negative skin tests; normal IgE; <5% eosinophils on nasal smear 61% (44/72)
Total 191 40.5   71% (136/191)
  1. Abbreviations: Hx, history; Sx, symptom.