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Table 5 Predictors for treatment with systemic corticosteroids during exacerbations in 79 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 3.7 (1.1-11.7) 0.03
Very bothersome dyspnea - yes vs no 2.9 (0.8-9.9) 0.09
Crackles - yes vs no 4.3 (1.3-14.0) 0.01
Oxygen saturation (SpO2) < 93% - yes vs no 5.7 (0.6-56.4) 0.1