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Table 1 Frequency of symptoms by general diagnosis of 282 patients with peripheral vestibular disease and 282 control subjects

From: Neurotology symptoms at referral to vestibular evaluation

Variables by general diagnosis Vestibular lesion Cochleo-vestibular disease, other than Meniere’s disease Meniere’s disease Benign paroxismal positional vertigo Total vestibular patients Controls
  Unilateral Bilateral Unilateral Bilateral     
Number of patients (n = 93) (n = 29) (n = 42) (n = 82) (n = 13) (n = 23) (n = 282) (n = 282)
Characteristic (Median, Quartile 1 - Quartile 3)         
Years of age 37 (37–53) 40 (34–48) 40.5 (33–54) 58 (49–69) 37 (36–47) 50 (43–58) 46 (35–57) 45 (37–53)
Months of clinical evolution 2 (0.2-12) 24 (6–72) 18 (2–36) 24 (4–60) 4 (1–12) 4 (2–12) 8 (1–24) -
Total score 7 (5–8) 7 (5–8) 7 (5–9) 7 (5–9) 9 (6–10) 7 (6–8) 7 (5–8) 0 (0–1)
Neurotology symptom (Number, percentage)         
1. Instability when walking on uneven surfaces 58 (62%) 18 (62%) 26 (62%) 56 (68%) 8 (61%) 12 (52%) 178 (63%) 20 (7%)
2. Instability when walking in the dark 59 (63%) 22 (76%) 29 (69%) 55 (67%) 8 (61%) 13 (56%) 186 (66%) 27 (9%)
3. Instability when moving the head rapidly 83 (89%) 27 (93%) 34 (81%) 63 (77%) 12 (92%) 23 (100%) 242 (86%) 35 (12%)
4. Instability when changing posture rapidly 75 (80%) 23 (79%) 30 (71%) 61 (74%) 11 (84%) 23 (100%) 223 (79%) 29 (10%)
5. Instability when looking at moving objects 61 (65%) 16 (51%) 23 (55%) 54 (66%) 11 (84%) 14 (60%) 179 (63%) 17 (6%)
6. Frequent stumbles ( ≥ 1/week) 31 (33%) 14 (48%) 21 (50%) 44 (54%) 9 (69%) 8 (35%) 127 (45%) 18 (6%)
7. Frequent falls (≥ 1/month) 10 (10.7%) 8 (28%) 9 (21%) 32 (39%) 5 (38%) 3 (13%) 67 (24%) 4 (1%)
8. Dizziness 87 (93.5%) 28 (96%) 36 (86%) 76 (92%) 13 (100%) 20 (87%) 260 (93%) 47 (16%)
9. Spinning sensation (vertigo) 87 (93.5%) 24 (83%) 34 (81%) 70 (85%) 13 (100%) 23 (100%) 251 (89%) 12 (4%)
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