Table 3

Prescribed daily dose of controller medication at cohort entry by asthma severity--prescriptions with defined dosage information for survey cohort

Asthma severity classification


Intermittent (n = 346)

Mild (n = 159)

Moderate (n = 71)

Severe (n = 11)

Missing (n = 48)


Total no. prescriptions

351

164

75

13

51

Missing

7 (2.0%)

5 (3.0%)

1(1.3%)

0

3 (5.9%)

Beclometasone, no.

267

123

59

10

35

Mean dose (SD)

261 (126)

230 (112)

258 (107)

230 (95)

269 (149)

Budesonide, no.

33

11

4

2

3

Mean dose (SD)

218 (101)

364 (229)

350 (100)

300 (141)

400 (346)

Fluticasone, no.

19

8

3

1

1

Mean dose (SD)

216 (75)

150 (54)

167 (58)

100

200

Montelukast, no.

2

3

1

0

4

Mean dose (SD)

5 (0)

5 (1)

4

--

5 (1)

Salmeterol, no.

4

1

1

0

1

Mean dose (SD)

88 (25)

50

100

--

100

FDC Budesonide

1

3

1

0

3

Mean dose (SD)

1600

267 (116)

400

--

333 (116)

FDC-Formoterol

1

3

1

0

3

Mean dose (SD)

48

16 (7)

24

--

20 (7)

FDC-Fluticasone

3

10

5

0

16

Mean dose (SD)

400 (173)

180 (42)

240 (152)

--

294 (232)

FDC-Salmeterol

3

10

5

0

16

Mean dose (SD)

100 (0)

90 (21)

90 (22)

--

94 (25)


FDC = fixed-dose combination

Doses are actual doses as prescribed (μg/d).

Thomas et al. BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2010 10:29   doi:10.1186/1471-2466-10-29

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