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Table 1 Participant demographics

From: Self-treatment of acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease requires more than symptom recognition – a qualitative study of COPD patients’ perspectives on self-treatment

Participant Sex Age range Civil status Residence FEV1/FVC
1a male 55–59 married urban 32%
2a male 70–74 married rural 98%
3a female 75–79 widow rural 34%
4a female 70–74 married rural 39%
5a male 60–64 partner urban 37%
6a male 65–69 married urban 45%
7a female 60–64 divorced rural 59%
8a male 65–69 single urban 63%
9 male 60–64 married rural n.a.
10 male 70–74 married urban 47%
11 female 65–69 divorced rural 39%
12 female 75–79 married urban 91%
13 female 55–59 single rural 84%
14 male 55–59 single rural n.a.
15 male 65–69 married urban 45%
16a female 70–74 married urban n.a.
17a male 60–64 partner urban 20%
18a male 70–74 widow rural 22%
19a male 60–64 single urban 64%
  1. FEV 1 /FVC forced expiratory volume in one second/forced vital capacity, n.a. not available zzzz
  2. a participants who have received antibiotics and/or oral corticosteroids for AECOPD self-treatment and whose interviews were coded in detail