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Table 3 Prevalence (%) of symptoms and diseases based on the interview among all subjects and among subjects sensitized (Yes) and not sensitized (No) to common air born allergens

From: Sensitization to airborne allergens among adults and its impact on allergic symptoms: a population survey in northern Vietnam

Symptoms or conditions Prevalence (%) Any animal Any mite Cockroach Any allergens
Yes No p-value* Yes No p-value* Yes No p-value* Yes No p-value*
Ever asthma 6.7 13.9 6.0 0.067 9.4 5.6 0.125 5.7 6.7 0.801 8.9 5.4 0.124
Physician diagnosed asthma 5.0 5.6 5.0 0.892 4.3 5.3 0.635 2.9 5.4 0.396 4.4 5.4 0.636
Asthma medicine 2.5 2.8 2.2 0.827 2.2 2.3 0.928 1.4 2.4 0.615 1.7 2.6 0.513
Asthma attack 2.0 5.6 1.4 0.063 2.9 1.3 0.207 2.9 1.5 0.419 3.3 0.9 0.036
Asthma hospitalization 2.5 2.8 2.0 0.756 2.9 1.8 0.435 0 2.4 0.213 2.2 2.0 0.858
Wheezing last 12 months 24.0 27.8 23.2 0.530 23.7 23.4 0.937 27.1 22.9 0.446 27.8 21.3 0.096
Recurrent wheeze 7.3 8.3 6.3 0.622 10.1 5.1 0.039 11.4 5.6 0.065 10.0 4.5 0.015
Allergic rhinitis 22.4 44.4 21.4 0.001 30.9 20.1 0.009 38.6 20.6 0.001 32.8 17.9 <0.001
AR symptoms last 12 months 19.5 44.4 17.8 <0.001 28.1 16.6 0.003 33.3 17.5 0.002 29.6 14.5 <0.001
Intermittent AR 16.2 25.0 15.7 0.145 23.0 14.0 0.013 21.4 15.6 0.215 22.8 13.0 0.004
Persistent AR 5.1 19.4 4.5 <0.001 7.2 4.9 0.290 14.5 4.1 <0.001 8.4 4.0 0.034
  1. *Difference (p-value) in prevalence of symptoms and diseases among sensitized v.s non-sensitized subjects.