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Table 3 Reason for encounter in rhinosinusitis cases (n = 5774). Absolute numbers and percentage per age group. Top 10. TP

From: Rhinosinusitis in morbidity registrations in Dutch General Practice: a retro-spective case-control study

    Age group
  Label reason for encounter Total N (%) 0–4 N (%) 5–14 N (%) 15–24 N (%) 25–44 N (%) 45–64 N (%) 65–74 N (%) 75+ N (%)
1 Symptoms or complaints of sinus (including pain)a 2001 (24.5) 7 (4.6) 60 (11.8) 196 (21.8) 1131 (29.7) 417 (22.7) 133 (20.9) 57 (18.3)
2 Upper respiratory infection (common cold) 1000 (12.3) 16 (10.5) 60 (11.8) 126 (14.0) 464 (12.2) 243 (13.3) 54 (8.5) 37 (11.9)
3 Headacheb 994 (12.2) 6 (3.9) 84 (16.5) 148 (16.4) 457 (12.0) 192 (10.5) 66 (10.4) 41 (13.2)
4 Cough 947 (11.6) 38 (24.8) 100 (19.6) 90 (10.0) 333 (8.7) 211 (11.5) 121 (19.1) 54 (17.4)
5 Sinusitis, acute or chronicc 784 (9.6) 3 (2.0) 9 (1.8) 69 (7.7) 429 (11.3) 218 (11.9) 43 (6.8) 13 (4.2)
6 Fever 386 (4.7) 35 (22.9) 60 (11.8) 31 (3.4) 141 (3.7) 70 (3.8) 30 (4.7) 19 (6.1)
7 Symptoms or complaints of throat 237 (2.9) 2 (1.3) 13 (2.5) 43 (4.8) 88 (2.3) 64 (3.5) 20 (3.1) 7 (2.3)
8 Medication/prescription/injection 218 (2.7) 1 (0.7) 4 (0.8) 10 (1.1) 115 (3.0) 71 (3.9) 13 (2.0) 4 (1.3)
9 Sneezing/nasal congestion 211 (2.6) 4 (2.6) 17 (3.3) 36 (4.0) 81 (2.1) 37 (2.0) 26 (4.1) 10 (3.2)
10 General weakness/tiredness 181 (2.2) 8 (5.2) 20 (3.9) 21 (2.3) 73 (1.9) 29 (1.6) 17 (2.7) 13 (4.2)
  1. aLabel “Symptoms or complaints of sinus”: patients present themselves with complaints
  2. bexcluded were: N02 = Tension headache. N89 = Migraine. R09 = Sympt/complt sinus
  3. cLabel “Sinusitis”: patients present themselves with the suspicion of having rhinosinusitis