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Table 5 Earaches and earache-associated health impacts due to swimming

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

Impact Excess risk per 1000,ER(E,I)
Number of earaches 7.12
Earaches resulting in:  
Missed regular activities 1.73
Phone doctor or nurse 1.05
Visit to doctor or nurse 2.02
Visit to emergency room 0.31
Use of over-the-counter medication 2.89
Use of prescription medication 2.21