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Table 3 Predictors for treatment with antibiotics during exacerbations in 84 patients with asthma or COPD using multivariable logistic regression

From: Predictors of treatment with antibiotics and systemic corticosteroids for acute exacerbations of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in primary care

  OR (95%CI) P-value
FEV1/FVC < 0.7 - yes vs no 4.6 (1.3-17.1) 0.02
Bothersome or very bothersome phlegm 3.1 (0.5-18.3) 0.2
Prolonged expiration 2.2 (0.6-8.4) 0.2
C-reactive protein ≥ 8 mg/L - pos vs neg 4.3 (1.3-14.8) 0.02