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Table 1 Demographic characteristic

From: Long-term symptoms in dizzy patients examined in a university clinic

Diagnostic groups n (%)a Symptom durationb
median (IQR)
Path lengthc
median (IQR)
Neck paind
n (%)
Menière's disease 92 (18) 26.5 (65) 739 (527) 16 (17)
Vestibular schwannoma 40 (8) 33.0 (32) 1007 (867) 2 (5)
Benign positional vertigo 90 (18) 18.0 (40) 809 (551) 28 (31)
Vestibular neuritis 89 (18) 8.0 (24) 822 (644) 19 (21)
Non-otogenic dizziness 130 (26) 24.5 (54) 941 (765) 37 (29)
Cervical dizziness 62 (12) 32.5 (56) 777 (649) 33 (53)
Total N 503 (100) 442 (100) 467 (668) 503 (100)
P value   ≤ 0.01e 0.03e ≤ 0.01f
  1. Demographic characteristic at the medical examination according to diagnostic groups in N = 503 patients with dizziness examined in the period 1992–2001 in Bergen, Norway
  2. IQR: interquartile range
  3. a Distribution of patients within each diagnostic group in relation to total group
  4. b Symptom duration in months
  5. c Path length in mm, eyes closed condition at the medical examination
  6. d Neck pain at the medical examination
  7. e P values according to the Kruskal-Wallis test
  8. f P values according to Pearson's chi-square test