Table 3

Most frequent or troublesome symptoms and their occurrence

Percentage of patients


Europe (n = 809)

Asia-Pacific region (n = 810)

Adults (n = 813)

Children (n = 806)


Most frequently experienced symptoms

Stuffy, blocked nose or congestion

26*

47

34*

39

Sneezing

32*

47

38

42

Red, watery, itchy, or puffy eyes

37*

20

27

30

Coughing

23*

40

27*

37

Most troublesome symptoms

Stuffy, blocked nose or congestion

10

13*

13

12

Red, watery, itchy, or puffy eyes

16*

4

10

10

Wheezing

17

16

16

17

Shortness of breath

18

17

21*

15

Coughing

9*

19

11*

17

Extent and duration of symptoms

Just during allergy season

32*

47

40

39

Consistently throughout year

27*

23

27*

23

Throughout year, but more during season

39*

28

31*

36


*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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