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Table 1 Patient characteristics and diagnosis registered in the medical records for the previous five years in 376 patients aged ≥40 years diagnosed with an obstructive lung disease in primary care

From: Predictors of ICS/LABA prescribing in COPD patients: a study from general practice

  FEV1/FVC <0.7 (n = 149) FEV1/FVC ≥0.7 (n = 227)  
  n (%) n (%) P-value
Men 69 46.3 74 32.6 0.007
Age ≥65 years 82 55.0 70 30.8 <0.001
Smoking      
 Current 44 29.5 62 27.3 <0.001a
 Former 86 57.7 87 38.3  
 Never 19 12.8 78 34.4  
GP diagnosis      
 COPD only 59 39.6 15 6.6 <0.001a
 COPD and asthma 54 36.2 38 16.7  
 Asthma only 36 24.4 174 76.7  
Other illness (GP reported)      
 Allergic rhinitis and/or eczema 46 30.9 125 55.1 <0.001
 Cardiovascular disease 64 43.0 58 25.6 <0.001
Exacerbation in the previous year 54 36.2 46 20.3 0.001
FEV1% predicted      
 <50 44 29.5 7 3.1 <0.001a
 50–80 87 58.4 77 33.9  
 ≥80 18 12.1 143 63.0  
CCQ mean scoreb      
 <1 30 21.6 64 29.9 0.03a
 1–2 50 36.0 81 37.9  
 ≥2 59 42.4 69 32.2  
  1. aChi-square trend.
  2. bData missing for 23 patients.