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Table 1 Participant demographic and baseline data

From: The hidden burden of adult allergic rhinitis: UK healthcare resource utilisation survey

  Allergic rhinitis severity p value
Mild (n = 254) Moderate/severe (n = 746)  
Age, mean (sd) 44.1 (13.0) 42.1 (11.8) 0.0274
Gender, n (%) female 175 (68.9) 503 (67.4) 0.665
Ethnicity, n (%)
White 226 (89.0) 666 (89.3) 0.894
Asian 16 (6.3) 41 (5.5) 0.633
Black 3 (1.2) 25 (3.4) 0.070
Mixed 5 (2.0) 5 (0.7) 0.072
No response 4 (1.6) 9 (1.2) 0.654
Allergen sensitivity (self-reported)
Grass pollen 165 (65.0) 579 (77.6) <0.001
Tree pollen 119 (46.9) 462 (61.9) <0.001
Weed pollen 56 (22.0) 259 (34.7) <0.001
Animals 57 (22.4) 231 (31.0) <0.001
Mites 29 (11.4) 163 (21.8) <0.001
Moulds 25 (9.8) 152 (20.4) <0.001
Not sure 57 (22.4) 96 (12.9) <0.001
Other 25 (9.8) 83 (11.1) 0.569
No. symptom episodes/year, median 6.0 8.0 0.025
No. days/episode    
Mean (SD) 9.8 (18.1) 12.5 (20.2) 0.0041
Median 4.0 5.0 0.013
Asthma diagnosis, n (%) 70 (30.4) 257 (35.8) 0.1368
  1. SAR severity: participants with moderate/severe AR were defined as those who scored a rTNSS ≥8 out of 12, including a congestion score ≥2/3, when describing their ‘worst symptoms’. Participants with mild AR included all remaining patients
  2. SD standard deviation