Table 1: Distributions of allergic symptoms according to groups.

European Community Respiratory Health Survey (ECRHS) questionnaireQuestionnaire diagnosesGeneral population ( / ) (%)Kitchen workers ( / ) (%)Health care workers ( / ) (%)

Saying “Yes” to Q1 and/or Q2 and/or Q3 and/or Q4With asthma-like symptoms(77/186)
41.4
100/205
48.8
70/188
37.2
Current asthma: saying “Yes” to Q5 and Q7With current asthma(11/186)
5.9
6/205
2.9
10/188
5.7
Cumulative asthma: saying “Yes” to Q6With cumulative asthma(11/186)
5.9
5/205
2.4
19/188 
10.1*
Noninfectious (allergic) rhinitis: saying “Yes” to Q8With noninfectious rhinitis(70/186)
37.6
  
52.7
  
56.9
Pruritic dermatitis and/or eczema: saying “Yes” to Q9With pruritic dermatitis and/or eczema(51/186)
27.4
61/205
29.8
58/188
30.9

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