Table 2

Mann-Whitney U test analyses of reporting rates of television-mentioned symptoms in the month before and after television media coverage

SymptomTelevision reportTelevision mentionMedian pre (IQR)Median post (IQR)Up Valuer
Headache1Yes0 (0)5 (5)22.0<0.001−0.82
2Yes2 (2)7 (7.5)760.001−0.53
3No4.5 (7.25)5.5 (6)180.50.597−0.08
Itching1No0 (0)0 (1)129.50.009−0.42
2Yes0 (0.75)2 (2.75)77<0.001−0.56
3No1.5 (3)3 (4)1510.175−0.21
Memory1No0 (0)0 (1)1260.011−0.40
Problems2Yes0 (1)2 (3)48.5<0.001−0.68
3No1 (2)2 (4.75)1850.679−0.07
Nausea1Yes0 (0)2 (2)38<0.001−0.75
2No1 (1.75)1 (1.75)1410.097−0.26
3No1 (2.75)2 (2)155.50.217−0.20
Tiredness1No0 (0)1 (2)86.5<0.001−0.59
2Yes1 (1)3 (1.75)73<0.001−0.56
3No2.5 (2)2 (2.75)1870.721−0.07
Unsteadiness1No0 (0)0 (1.75)1200.002−0.49
2No0 (1)1 (1.75)160.50.240−0.19
3Yes0.5 (1)2 (2.75)1190.023−0.36
Vision1Yes0 (0)2 (3.5)27.5<0.001−0.78
Problems2Yes1 (1)3 (4.5)120.50.028−0.35
3Yes2 (2.75)4.5 (4)1430.120−0.25