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Table 3 Individual results for 16 ILI symptoms

From: Cross-sectional telephone surveys as a tool to study epidemiological factors and monitor seasonal influenza activity in Malta

  n = 406 Survey 1% n = 406 Survey 2%
Symptoms
Runny or blocked nose 250 61.6% 237 58.4%
Headache 246 60.6% 227 55.9%
Sore throat 221 54.4% 205 50.5%
Cough 203 50.0% 198 48.8%
Sneezing 186 45.8% 222 54.7%
Feeling tired or exhausted 167 41.1% 125 30.8%
Muscle/joint pain 141 34.7% 140 34.5%
Fever 116 28.6% 103 25.4%
Loss of appetite 91 22.4% 47 11.6%
Watery eyes 86 21.2% 106 26.1%
Diarrhoea 73 18.0% 65 16.0%
Shortness of breath 68 16.7% 63 15.5%
Stomach ache 61 15.0% 49 12.1%
Nausea 54 13.3% 37 9.1%
Chest pain 47 11.6% 49 12.1%
Vomiting 28 6.9% 16 3.9%
  1. The above results are sorted in descending order to elicit the most common symptoms amongst the participants from both surveys. Respondents were asked to reply for each symptom