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Table 4 Healthcare workers report of clinical signs and symptoms of food allergies

From: “If we are waiting for the numbers alone, we will miss the point”: a qualitative study of the perceived rise of food allergy and associated risk factors in the Greater Accra Region, Ghana

Description of symptoms # of mentions [%] # of respondents mentioning [n = 17, %]
Skin/Cutaneous
 Itching 21 [41] a 12 [71] b
 Rashes 14 [27] 9 [53]
 Hives 9 [18] 7 [41]
 Swells [e.g. face, lips, eyes] 7 [14] 5 [29]
Gastrointestinal
 Diarrhea 18 [51] 15 [88]
 Vomiting 11 [31] 10 [59]
 Abdominal pains 6 [17] 6 [35]
Respiratory
 Breathing difficulties 12 [41] 7 [41]
 Persistent cough 8 [28] 4 [24]
 Swelling [e.g. tongue, throat] 5 [17] 3 [18]
 Running nose 4 [14] 2 [12]
  1. aThis represents the number of mentions of sign/symptom, and percentage of total mentions; bNumber of participants mentioning sign/symptom and percentage of total participants