Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica

Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica

Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica ›› 2008, Vol. 30 ›› Issue (6): 647-650.doi: 10.3881/j.issn.1000-503X.2008.06.004

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Investigation and Analysis of the Baseline Data of 3432 Patients with Vertigo

LIU Bo;LIU Chan;CHEN Xiu-wu;DUAN Jin-ping;ZHAO Xiao-yan;GUAN Jing-zi;ZUO Li-jing   

  1. Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Beijing Tongren Hospital, Capital Medical University, Institute of Beijing Otolaryngology, Key Laboratory of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Ministry of Education, Beijing 100730, China
  • Received:2008-09-04 Revised:1900-01-01 Online:2008-12-30 Published:2008-12-30
  • Contact: LIU Bo

Abstract: ABSTRACT:Objective To analyze the baseline data of outpatient clinical subjects with vertigo and study on the clinical characteristics of vertigo. MethodThe questionnaires and clinical tests data of 3432 patients complained vertigo were retrospectively analyzed. Results All the patients received interview and vesti-bular function test. These patients aged 4-89 years with an average age of (40±18.6) years. Among of them 1513 (44.09%) were male and 1919 (55.91%) were female, with a male: female ratio of 1∶1.27. Vertigo patients increased according to age and reached its peak in the 41-60 years among all patients. The incidence might increase along with the increase of education level in urban populations. The onset of vertigo might correlate with the careers but differed among different populations. Conclusions Vertigo attacks patients in all age spans, but vertigo is highly prevalent in the population aged 41-60 years. The onset of vertigo is related to many different factors.

Key words: vertico, questionnaire, ace