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Table 3 Most frequent or troublesome symptoms and their occurrence

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

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