Table 4

Prevalence of reported rhinoconjunctivitis symptoms and treatment in the past 12 months and lifetime hay fever: impact of age, sex, birth in UK, and wheeze in the past 12 months

% Pupils with rhinoconjunctivitis in the past 12 months% Pupils with seasonal (Mar–Sept) rhinoconjunctivitis in the past 12 months% Pupils using treatments for a runny/blocked nose or hay fever in the past 12 months% Pupils reporting ever having hay fever
Overall (denominator excludes missing)18.56.330.936.0
Age **
 12 years18.15.431.035.4
 13 years18.36.630.935.8
 14 years19.26.830.836.8
Sex *** *** *** ***
 Male16.05.429.933.7
 Female21.17.531.838.4
Birthplace 4-150 ** ***
 Outside UK16.04.530.331.6
 Within UK18.66.530.936.2
Wheeze in the past 12 months *** *** *** ***
 No11.94.325.628.7
 Yes31.610.541.150.5
  • 4-150 p < 0.05; **p < 0.01; ***p ⩽ 0.001 (χ2test).