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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of patients with allergic rhinitis

From: Clinical profile, outcomes and improvement in symptoms and productivity in rhinitic patients in Karachi, Pakistan

Baseline variables of patients with allergic rhinitis Frequency (%)
(n = 169)
Age in years  
10-20 15 (8.9)
21-30 39 (23.1)
31-40 60 (35.5)
41-50 46 (27.2)
51-60 7 (4.1)
61-70 2 (1.2)
Gender  
Male 102 (60.4)
Female 67 (39.6)
Education  
Primary (till grade 5) 5 (3)
Secondary (till grade 10) 12 (7.1)
Higher secondary (till grade 12) 35 (20.7)
Graduation/post-graduation 117 (69.2)
Nature of job  
Office work 83 (49.1)
Field work 20 (11.8)
Both types of work 15 (8.9)
Neither type of work 51 (30.2)
History of any known allergies 165 (97.6)
Family history of allergies 129 (76.3)
Place where allergy symptoms are present  
Home 42 (24.8)
Work 29 (17.2)
Both 98 (58)
Exposure time to allergens in 24 hours (in hours)  
0-2 32 (18.9)
> 2-4 18 (10.7)
> 4-6 36 (21.3)
> 6-8 41 (24.3)
> 8-12 31 (18.3)
> 12 2 (1.2)
All the time 9 (5.3)