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Effects of Allergic Rhinitis on Work Productivity: A Study of Nairobi Central Business District Health Clinics, Nairobi County, Kenya

Paul Koech, Margaret N. Githae

Abstract: Allergic rhinitis, also known as hay fever, is one of the most common allergic diseases in Kenya. It accounts for most visits to healthcare providers by employee adults resulting to lost productivity attributed to the disease as reported by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases,(2002); National Institutes of Health, (2002). The study was conducted in Nairobi County which is a major contributor to Kenya?s economy. It generates over 45 per cent of GDP, employs 25 per cent of Kenyans and 43 per cent of the country?s urban workers (UN-Habitat 2006).

Keywords: Allergic Rhinitis, Work Productivity, Nairobi, Central Business District Health Clinics, Nairobi County, Kenya

Country: Kenya, Subject Area: Medical Science

Pages: 193 - 212

Edition: Volume 7 Issue 10, October 2018

How to Cite this Article?

Paul Koech, Margaret N. Githae, "Effects of Allergic Rhinitis on Work Productivity: A Study of Nairobi Central Business District Health Clinics, Nairobi County, Kenya", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/archive/v7i10/ART2019340.pdf, Volume 7 Issue 10, October 2018, 193 - 212

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