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Table 2 Demographic characteristics of subjects in the random sample stratified by recorded asthma or COPD diagnosis, provisional diagnoses, trial by medication and off-label prescribing

From: Medication prescribing for asthma and COPD: a register-based cross-sectional study in Swedish primary care

Treatment Total Recorded asthma diagnosis Recorded COPD diagnosis Provisional diagnoses Trial by medication Off-label prescribing
  n n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
All patients 670 320 (48) 71 (11) 44 (7) 85 (13) 150 (22)
Gender       
 Male 295 140 (44) 36 (51) 24 (55) 39 (46) 56 (37)
 Female 375 180 (56) 35 (49) 20 (45) 46 (54) 94 (63)
Age groups       
 0–17 100 59 (18)   8 (18) 11 (13) 22 (15)
 18–70 452 223 (70) 41 (58) 27 (61) 58 (68) 103 (69)
 ≥71 118 38 (12) 30 (42) 9 (20) 16 (19) 25 (17)