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Table 2 Comparison of audit data at baseline, 6 m and 12 m in 'early' vs. 'delayed' groups

From: Practice development plans to improve the primary care management of acute asthma: randomised controlled trial

  Baseline audit 6-month audit 12-month audit
  Early Delayed p-value Early Delayed p-value Early Delayed p-value
Number of episodes submitted 54 133   62 112   86 98  
Mean age (SE) 38.41 (3.66) 39.82 (1.91) 0.71 33.15 (2.73) 36.04 (1.87) 0.37 38.28 (2.68) 36.44 (1.89) 0.98
Gender: male % (n) 44 (24) 32 (42) 0.12 53 (33) 46 (52) 0.39 43 (37) 32 (31) 0.11
Peak flow compared with best          
Unadjusted data % (n) 28 (15) 33 (44) 0.48 42 (26) 29 (32) 0.07 77 (66) 37 (36) <0.001
Adjusted data %* - - - 54 34 0.18 79 45 0.07
  1. *Using analysis of covariance, p-value refers to the significance between groups after adjustment for baseline value and practice