Demographic variable

N   

 

(%)

Male
Female

121    
194    

 

(38)
(62)

Current age (years) :
Mean (SD)

 

40.3

 

 

(12.47)

  Median

 

40

 

  Range

 

17-65

 

Experience of hay fever

 

 

 

Age developed hay fever (years):
Mean (SD)

 

19.39

 

 

(12.62)

  Median

 

16

 

 

Duration of symptoms (years):
Mean (SD)
Median

 

21

 

20

 

(12.70)

Self-reported severity of symptoms:

N   

 

(%)

  Mild
Moderate
Severe

63   
192   
50   

 

(21)
(63)
(16)

Experiencing symptoms ≥ 4 days per week for more than 4 weeks

 

201 

 

 

(76)

Medication use

 

 

 

Oral antihistamines: Regular

198 

 

(65)

                    Occasional

78  

 

(26)

                    Never

27

 

(9)

  Nasal spray:       Regular

116 

 

(39)

                    Occasional

98  

 

(33)

                    Never

84  

 

(28)

  Eye drops:         Regular

71  

 

(24)

                    Occasional

97  

 

(33)

                    Never

125   

 

(43)

 

 

 

 

No. of different medications used: 1

83  

 

(27)

                              2

115 

 

(37)

                              3

115 

 

(37)

†Data missing from all categories
Table 1: Characteristics of respondents†.
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