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Table 4 Percentage of respondents with earache (N = 829) reporting missing regular activities, visiting the doctor or using medication

From: The incidence and health burden of earaches attributable to recreational swimming in natural waters: a prospective cohort study

  N %
Missed regular activities 201 24.3
Others missed regular activities 30 3.6
Phoned doctor or nurse 122 14.7
Visited doctor or nurse 235 28.3
Visited ER 36 4.3
Used prescription medication 257 31.0
Used over-the-counter medicine 337 40.6