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Table 4 Attitudes of survey participants about asthma and allergic rhinitis medications

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

Attitude expressed Percentage of patients in agreement with survey questiona
  Europe (n = 809) Asia-Pacific region (n = 810) Adults (n = 813) Children (n = 806)
Asthma and/or allergies interfere with day-to-day life 70* 80 74 76
Difficult to treat asthma and allergy conditions effectively at the same time 47* 73 58 62
Concerned about using too much medication for both asthma and allergies 59* 85 65* 79
Concerned about the potential side effects of using corticosteroids for asthma and allergies 76* 92 81* 88
Concerned that an allergy medication that might cause drowsiness 54* 77 64 67
Inconvenient to take different medications for asthma and allergy symptoms 47* 78 63 62
Nasal sprays uncomfortable/unpleasant to treat allergies 52* 65 57 59
Oral medication preferable over nasal spray for allergies 62* 57 60 60
  1. *Significant (P ≤ 0.05) difference between Europe and the Asia-Pacific region or between adults and children.
  2. aAgreement was defined as agree strongly or agree somewhat.