Table 2

Incidences of acute symptoms for selected characteristics among children (n=134), Rome, 1998

Eye irritationNose/throat problemsRespiratory symptoms
of breath
History of chronic respiratory disease:2-151
Present at the pool as:
 Accompanying person31.337.568.868.875.0
Engaged in physical exercise at the time of the accident:
Time to vacate the pool (minutes):
Perception of exposure:
 Not at all/a little38.339.53.766.767.9
 A moderate amount69.
 A lot80.
  • Totals may vary because of missing values.

  • 2-150 Wheezing includes shortness of breath with wheezing.

  • 2-151 Chronic respiratory disease includes asthma and bronchitis.