The frequency of epistaxis in a male population sample

Rhinology. 1975 Nov;13(3):129-33.


In a population sample consisting of 507 males aged between 50 and 60 years and 120 thirty-year-old sons of these males the frequency of epistaxis and predisposing factors of epistaxis were studied. Only one-third of the subjects had never had epistaxis. One out of ten subjects had been treated for epistaxis by a doctor at least once in his life. About 3 per cent had had nose-bleeds during the previous week. Statistically it was shown that a history of upper respiratory infection and intake of acetylsalicylic acid separately might predispose to expistaxis.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Aspirin / adverse effects
  • Common Cold / complications
  • Epistaxis / complications
  • Epistaxis / epidemiology*
  • Epistaxis / etiology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Stress, Physiological / complications
  • Sweden


  • Aspirin