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Table 3 Comparison of symptom complaints with respect to distance from the accident spot

From: Acute health effects of accidental chlorine gas exposure

Chief complaint Within 100 m Within 100 m Total p-value*
n % n % n %
Lung
 Cough 19 26.0 41 31.5 60 29.6 0.409
 Shortness of breath 22 30.1 12 9.2 34 16.7 0.000
 Sputum 11 15.1 22 16.9 33 16.3 0.731
Nose and neck
 Sore throat 27 37.0 34 26.2 61 30.0 0.016
 Nasal pain 9 12.3 13 10.0 22 10.8 0.608
 Dental pain 24 32.9 35 26.9 59 29.1 0.370
Eye
 Eye pain 31 42.5 31 23.8 62 30.5 0.006
 Eye redness 8 11.0 12 9.2 20 9.9 0.692
 Blurred vision 9 12.3 11 8.5 20 9.9 0.375
Skin
 Itching 13 17.8 9 6.9 22 10.8 0.017
Nerve
 Headache 36 49.3 50 38.5 86 42.4 0.133
 Dizziness 27 37.0 30 23.1 57 27.3 0.020
Stomach
 Nausea 22 30.1 34 26.2 56 27.6 0.542
Heart
 Chest discomfort 21 28.8 28 21.5 49 24.1 0.248
Psychological
 Anxiety 16 21.9 7 5.4 23 11.3 <0.001
Other
 General weakness 12 16.4 8 6.2 20 9.9 0.018
 Fatigue 26 35.6 22 16.9 48 23.6 0.003
Total 73 100.0 130 100.0 203 100.0  
  1. *Chi-squared test.