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Table 2 Diagnosis of asthma and allergic rhinitis (AR)

From: Survey on the impact of comorbid allergic rhinitis in patients with asthma

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