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Table 3 Frequency (%) of new-onset respiratory symptoms reported during the GRACE health screening and at the time of chlorine exposure (N = 220)

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

  Persistent new-onset respiratory* symptoms at time of GRACE health screening Respiratory symptoms at time of chlorine spill
N = 110 (50%) N = 158 (72.5%)
Cough 91 (41.4) 126 (57.3)
Wheeze 71 (32.3) 88 (40.0)
Shortness of breath 86 (39.1) 111 (50.5)
Chest tightness 68 (30.1) 95 (43.2)
  1. *Reported 8–10 months after chlorine exposure, and represented only new-onset respiratory complaints consistently experienced since the chlorine spill.