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Table 4 Clinical characteristics, control and severity in current asthmatics with and without allergic rhinitis (AR)

From: The impact of allergic rhinitis on the management of asthma in a working population

  Current asthmatics with current AR Current asthmatics with previous AR Current asthmatics without AR  
(N = 95) (N = 176) (N = 103)
  n % n % n % P value
Nocturnal symptoms in the previous 3 months        ns
 No symptoms or <2 times a month 76 83.5 132 82.5 74 84.1  
  ≥ 2 times a month but < once a week 8 8.8 16 10.0 5 5.7  
  > once a week 7 7.7 12 7.5 9 10.2  
Diurnal symptoms in the previous 3 months        ns
 No symptoms or < once a week 60 65.9 122 76.2 63 71.6  
  ≥ once a week but < once a day 23 25.3 28 17.5 18 20.4  
  ≥ once a day 8 8.8 10 6.3 7 8.0  
At least one asthma attack in the previous year 74 77.9 110 62.5 53 60.2 <0.001
Absenteeism in the previous 3 months 4 4.5 6 4.0 7 8.5 ns
Severity        ns
 Intermittent 13 13.7 40 22.7 18 17.5  
 Mild-persistent 42 44.2 76 43.2 46 44.7  
 Moderate 10 10.5 12 6.8 12 11.6  
 Severe-persistent 30 31.6 48 27.3 27 26.2  
Control        ns
 Controlled 28 31.2 64 40.5 35 40.2  
 Partly controlled 49 54.4 76 48.1 40 46.0  
 Uncontrolled 13 14.4 18 11.4 12 13.8