Table 2

Diagnosis of asthma and allergic rhinitis (AR)

Europe (n = 809)

Asia-Pacific region (n = 810)

Adults (n = 813)

Children (n = 806)


Mean age (years) when asthma was diagnosed

13.2

13.2

21.2*

5.1

Mean age (years) when AR was diagnosed

13.5

13.3

21.7*

5.5

Percentage of patients already experiencing AR symptoms at the time of diagnosis of asthma

69*

77

69*

76

Percentage of patients who had diagnosis of AR

By a physician

84*

78

77*

84

By a pharmacist

1

2

1

1

By a Chinese herbalist

0*

6

4

2

Not diagnosed by healthcare provider

15

15

18*

13


*Significant (P ≤ 0.05) difference between Europe and the Asia-Pacific region or between adults and children.

Valovirta and Pawankar BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2006 6(Suppl 1):S3   doi:10.1186/1471-2466-6-S1-S3

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