Allergies in Latin America:

A Landmark Survey of Nasal Allergy Sufferers in Mexico

Allergies in Latin America describes the symptoms, impact, and treatment of nasal allergies in Mexico. In total, 412 households across the country were screened for adults with a diagnosis of allergic rhinitis or nasal allergies and either symptoms or treatment in the past 12 months. The sample was probability-based to ensure valid statistical inference to the population. The procedures used were based on standard protocols that allow robust estimation of outcomes and characteristics.

The target population for this study was adults and parents of children (under 18) diagnosed with hay fever, allergic rhinitis or nasal allergies, symptomatic or being treated for nasal allergies in the past 12 months. A total of 412 interviews were completed . The field work was conducted between February and April 2008. In-person screening of households in chosen blocks in the major cities of Mexico D.F., Guadalajara, Monterrey, Mérida and Hermosillo. The average interview length was 41.7 minutes. This study was developed and conducted by Abt SRBI, an international survey research organization. The survey sponsor was Nycomed, a research-based pharmaceutical company.

Population
Adults and parents of children (under 18) diagnosed with hay fever, allergic rhinitis or nasal allergies, symptomatic or being treated for nasal allergies in the past 12 months

Sampling Frame
In-person screening of households in chosen blocks in the major cities of Mexico D.F., Guadalajara, Monterrey, Mérida and Hermosillo

Interview Length
Range: 15 minutes – 88 minutes
Average: 41.7 minutes

Completed Sample
Mexico D. F. – 88
Guadalajara – 81
Monterrey – 81
Mérida– 82
Hermosillo – 80

Total – 412