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Table 2 Disease related symptoms experienced sometimes/ often and help seeking (n, %)

From: The health and health behaviours of Australian metropolitan nurses: an exploratory study

Symptom type Experienced sometimes Experienced often Sought help
n % n % n %
Breathing difficulties 19 5.0 3 0.8 15 3.9
Chest pain 8 2.1 2 0.5 7 1.8
Palpitations 31 8.1 4 1.0 2 0.5
Back pain 108 28.3 45 11.8 38 10.0
Stiff joints 78 20.5 39 10.2 36 9.4
Urinary problems 19 5.0 7 1.8 16 4.2
Bowel problems 31 8.1 17 4.5 18 4.7
Oro-dental problems 42 11.0 11 2.9 35 9.2