Table 1

Patient characteristics*
Characteristic All n = 113 Physician diagnosis p-value
Asthma exacerbation n = 67 (59%) COPD exacerbation n = 46 (41%)
Age, years
<35 20 (18%) 18 (27%) 2 (4%) <0.0001
35-64 71 (63%) 44 (66%) 27 (59%)
≥65 22 (19%) 5 (7%) 17 (37%)
Female 77 (68%) 48 (72%) 29 (63%) 0.41
BMI, kg/m2
<18.5 (Underweight) 7 (6%) 0 (0%) 7 (15%) 0.009
18.5-24.9 (Normal) 22 (19%) 11 (16%) 11 (24%)
25-29.9 (Overweight) 21 (19%) 15 (22%) 6 (13%)
≥30 (Obese) 63 (56%) 41 (61%) 22 (48%)
Median days from hospital admission spirometry testing (IQR) 1 (1 to 2) 1 (1 to 2) 1 (1 to 2) 0.77

Values above represent n (column %), unless otherwise specified.

Abbreviations: IQR, interquartile range.

* Due to rounding, percentages may not add to 100%.

Prieto Centurion et al.

Prieto Centurion et al. BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2012 12:73   doi:10.1186/1471-2466-12-73

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