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Table 2 Symptoms according to the ECRHS screening questionnaire in participants, by age band

From: Population prevalence of asthma and its determinants based on European Community Respiratory Health Survey in the United Arab Emirates

ECRHS screening questionnaire symptoms within the last 12 months,
n (%)
19 yr or less
n = 237
(19.4%)
20 to 44 yr
n = 702
(57.5%)
45 yr or more
n = 281
(23.0%)
ALL
n = 1220
Wheezing/whistling 31 (13.1%) 57 (8,1%) 34 (12.1%) 122 (10.0%)
   Wheezing with breathlessness 27 (11.4%) 50 (7.1%) 32 (11.4%) 109 (8.9%)
   Wheezing without a cold 24 (10.1%) 43 (6.1%) 31 (11.0%) 98 (8.0%)
Woken up with chest tightness 32 (13.5%) 53 (7.5%) 34 (12.1%) 119 (9.8%)
Woken up by shortness of breath 30 (12.7%) 51 (7.3%) 30 (10.7%) 111 (9.1%)
Woken up by an attack of coughing 30 (14.8%) 59 (8.4%) 33 (11.7%) 127 (10.4%)
Attack of asthma 28 (11.8%) 42 (6.0%) 27 (9.6%) 97 (8.0%)
Currently taking asthma medications 22 (9.3%) 46 (6.6%) 29 (10.3%) 97 (8.0%)
Nasal allergies (including hay fever) 22 (9.3%) 46 (6.6%) 15 (5.3%) 83 (6.8%)