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Table 4 A comparison (Survey 1 vs. Survey 2) between the symptoms related to the seasonal influenza, as mentioned by the survey respondents

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

Symptoms n Survey 1% n Survey 2% Difference
Cough 102 15.5% 142 13.1% −2.4%
Sore throat 93 14.1% 141 13.1% −1.1%
Fever 80 12.2% 84 7.8% −4.4%
Runny or blocked nose 70 10.6% 138 12.8% 2.1%
Headache 70 10.6% 101 9.4% −1.3%
Sneezing 58 8.8% 143 13.2% 4.4%
Muscle/joint pain 35 5.3% 126 11.7% 6.3%
Feeling tired or exhausted 31 4.7% 46 4.3% −0.5%
Stomach ache 22 3.3% 5 0.5% −2.9%
Diarrhoea 20 3.0% 29 2.7% −0.4%
Shortness of breath 18 2.7% 21 1.9% − 0.8%
Loss of appetite 18 2.7% 19 1.8% −1.0%
Chest pain 17 2.6% 26 2.4% −0.2%
Nausea 10 1.5% 12 1.1% −0.4%
Vomiting 10 1.5% 2 0.2% −1.3%
Watery eyes 4 0.6% 45 4.2% 3.6%
Total   100.0%   100.0%  
  1. Please note respondents were allowed to mention more than one symptom