Stats Speaking

The flowers are blooming, the insects are swarming, and Pittsburgh weather is as indecisive as ever. With the season changing rapidly to warmer weather, many allergy sufferers are feeling the familiar tickle in their throats as coughing and sneezing season approaches. Here are some statistics about allergies:

Approximate number of Americans affected by sinusitis each year: 31 million

Number of people in the United States who suffer from chronic sinusitis: 37 million

Average number of days of work sinus sufferers miss annually: 4 days

Percentage of subjects with sinusitis who exhibit asthmatic symptoms: 75

Number of office visits to physicians resulting in a sinusitis diagnoses each year: 18 million