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Table 2 Trigger for symptoms and absence from work in patients with Allergic Rhinitis

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

Variables of patients with allergic rhinitis Frequency (%) *
Triggers for symptoms (n = 169)  
Change in climate 151 (89.3)
Odors ** 131 (77.5)
Hot or spicy food 10 (5.9)
Emotional changes 28 (16.6)
Environmental factors^ 43 (25.4)
None of the above 7 (4.1)
Frequency of absence from work (n = 102)  
Every 1 month 16 (15.7)
Every 2 months 35 (34.3)
Every 3 months 33 (32.3)
Every 4 months 13 (12.7)
Every 5 months 2 (2)
Every 6 months 1 (1)
More than 6 months 2 (2)
  1. * Some percentages don't add upto 100% because of multiple response questions
  2. ** Perfumes, cigarette smoke, paint fumes and ink
  3. ^Barometric changes, bright lights