Do you get hayfever? graph of japanese statisticsAt least according on this recent survey from iShare into hayfever, their second survey this season; actually, this survey is the second half of the first one, as the demographics and survey dates are identical.

Demographics

Between the 17th and 20th of December 2010 2,766 members of the CLUB BBQ free email forwarding service completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 56.6% of the sample were male, 14.6% in their twenties, 37.3% in their thirties, and 48.1% in their forties.

The last two seasons towards the end of April things have got too much for me and I’ve had to resort to visiting a local ENT clinic. The anti-histamines always knock me out, so I ask not to get the prescribed, but the other two I get to turn off the taps work well and get me through the last few weeks of the season.

Research results

Q1: Do you get hayfever? (Sample size=2,766)

  All Male
N=1,566
Female
N=1,200
Yes, mild hayfever (to SQs) 16.2% 15.0% 17.7%
Yes, moderate hayfever (to SQs) 15.7% 15.1% 16.5%
Yes, serious hayfever (to SQs) 5.9% 5.6% 6.4%
No, not at all 62.2% 64.3% 59.4%

Q1SQ1: Have you ever made a mistake at work due to hayfever? (Sample size=1,046)

  All Male
N=559
Female
N=487
Yes 8.6% 9.5% 7.6%
No 91.4% 90.5% 92.4%

Q1SQ2: Have you ever had a lot of bother when taking, studying for an exam due to hayfever? (Sample size=1,046)

  All Male
N=559
Female
N=487
Yes 21.8% 23.3% 20.1%
No 78.2% 76.7% 79.9%

Q1SQ3: Have you started implementing self care methods for this season’s hayfever? (Sample size=1,046)

  All Male
N=559
Female
N=487
Yes (to SQ4 onwards) 9.4% 8.2% 10.7%
Plan to start (to SQ4 onwards) 29.0% 25.9% 32.4%
Don’t plan to start (to SQ5) 61.7% 65.8% 56.9%

Q1SQ4: What self care methods are you, will you implement? (Sample size=401, multiple answer)

  All Male
N=191
Female
N=210
Wearing masks 66.8% 60.2% 72.9%
Gargling 55.1% 52.4% 57.6%
Washing hands 51.9% 45.0% 58.1%
Using non-prescription creams, nose sprays, eye drops 36.4% 35.1% 37.6%
Using non-prescription liquid medicine 30.9% 37.2% 25.2%
After being outside, brushing off pollen before entering a room 26.2% 20.9% 31.0%
Being more careful with cleaning around the house 21.7% 15.2% 27.6%
Wearing glasses, sunglasses 20.7% 16.8% 24.3%
Using nose care goods 13.7% 8.9% 18.1%
Refering to the pollen forecast to prepare for going out 12.5% 6.8% 17.6%
Wearing a smooth coat, other smooth clothes 10.7% 5.8% 15.2%
Using a pollen-repellant spray 8.0% 7.9% 8.11%
Wearing a hat 7.7% 4.2% 11.0%
Wearing a scarf 3.5% 1.6% 5.2%
Other 20.7% 17.3% 23.8%

Q1SQ5: Excluding this season, have you ever previously taken non-prescription hayfever medicine? (Sample size=1,046)

  All Male
N=559
Female
N=487
Yes (to SQ6) 39.4% 40.4% 38.2%
No (to SQ7) 60.6% 59.6% 61.8%

Q1SQ6: Did the non-prescription hayfever medicine make you drowsy? (Sample size=412)

  All Male
N=226
Female
N=186
Yes 69.2% 65.5% 73.7%
No 30.8% 34.5% 26.3%

Q1SQ7: Have you ever visited a hospital for hayfever-related issues? (Sample size=1,046)

  All Male
N=559
Female
N=487
Yes (to SQ8) 50.8% 42.9% 59.8%
No 49.2% 57.1% 40.2%

Q1SQ8: Did any prescription hayfever medicine that you received from a hospital make you drowsy? (Sample size=531)

  All Male
N=240
Female
N=291
Yes 52.0% 46.7% 56.4%
No 43.3% 47.9% 39.5%

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