The prevalence of chronic cough is estimated to be between 9% and 33% depending on the definition and diagnostic methodology employed.[5] Within a population of patients with chronic cough it is estimated that approximately 10% to 70% of cases are associated with upper airway abnormalities that fulfil the criteria for upper airway cough syndrome.[3][6][7]

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