Table 1

EIB prevalence following the EVH challenge

SportnPositive EVH challenge (% prevalence)Positive EVH challenge but no previous EIB diagnosis (% of EVH-positive athletes)Negative EVH challenge but previous diagnosis (% of athletes with a previous EIB diagnosis)
Rugby10835 (32)24 (68)5 (31)
Badminton83 (38)2 (66)2 (67)
Rowing4213 (31)8 (61)0 (0)
Hockey218 (38)6 (75)0 (0)
Athletics143 (21)3 (100)1 (100)
Football112 (18)2 (100)1 (100)
Biathlon138 (62)8 (100)0 (0)
Short track speed skating116 (55)4 (67)0 (0)
Total22878 (34)57 (73)9 (30)
  • EIB, exercise-induced bronchoconstriction; EVH, eucapnic voluntary hyperpnoea.