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Table 4 Percentage of symptom-free days, regarding different types of symptoms

From: Effect of nasal irrigation on allergic rhinitis control in children; complementarity between CARAT and MASK outcomes

Percentage (%) of symptom-free daysActive (n: 55)Control (n: 23)p-value *
Ocular symptomsa100.0 (85.2–100.0)96.8 (81.0–100.0)0.483
Nasal symptomsa67.7 (50.0–87.9)68.0 (44.8–85.7)0.896
Asthma symptomsa100.0 (87.5–100.0)100.0 (96.6–100.0)0.540
Overall allergic symptomsa69.6 (40.9–90.7)75.0 (41.7–85.7)0.906
Ocular TSMSb75.0 (53.7–85.7)66.7 (46.2–77.3)0.054
Nasal TSMSb64.5 (50.8–76.8)44.0 (38.5–56.5)0.019
Asthma TSMSb76.9 (61.8–85.0)64.0 (42.9–76.2)0.016
Overall allergic TSMSb65.4 (51.9–77.8)42.9 (36.7–61.5)0.012
  1. p-values < 0.05 are shown in italics
  2. Values shown as medians with 25–75 percentiles
  3. Corresponding to < 20% on a visual analogue scales (VAS) for symptoms and b Total Symptom and Medication Score (TSMS)
  4. * Wilcoxon’srank-sum test