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Table 2 Distribution of clinical presentation in the study population

From: Predictors of disease complications and treatment outcome among patients with chronic suppurative otitis media attending a tertiary hospital, Mwanza Tanzania

Patients’ characteristic Number of patients (%)
Ear affected   
 Right 161 53.49
 Left 122 40.53
 Bilateral 18 5.98
Duration of illness/months   
 0–6 66 21.93
 7–12 57 18.94
 13–24 123 40.86
 25–36 44 14.62
 >36 11 3.65
Presenting symptoms   
 Smell 34 11.33
 Otalgia 134 44.82
 Itching 74 24.58
 Tinnitus 97 32.23
aOthers 5 1.66
  1. aVertigo 3, irritability 1, Nasal discharge 1
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