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Table 2 Most common symptoms reported by all participants (n = 259) at the time of the GRACE health screening

From: Respiratory symptoms and lung function 8–10 months after community exposure to chlorine gas: a public health intervention and cross-sectional analysis

Symptoms Total (n = 259) Adults (n = 206) Children (n = 53)
  N % N % N %
Breathing problems 119 45.9 110 50.9 9 20.9
ENT problems 84 32.4 72 33.3 12 27.9
Eye problems 76 29.3 64 29.6 12 27.9
Skin problems 36 13.9 27 12.5 9 20.9
Nausea/vomiting/diarrhea 35 13.5 30 14.0 5 11.6
Vertigo 32 12.4 26 12.0 6 13.9
Previously diagnosed pulmonary disease 47 18.1 40 19.4 7 13.2
Asthma 31   24   7  
COPD 15   15   -  
Byssinosis 1   1   -  
Worsening of pre-existing conditions 15 5.8 14   1