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Table 3 Comparison between the reasons for lack of asthma control at the cross-sectional visit and at the 12-month follow-up visit

From: 1-year prospective real life monitoring of asthma control and quality of life in Italy

Reasons for lack of asthma control, n (%)(1) Cross-sectional phase visit 12-month follow-up visit  
  Total n = 1017 Total n = 141 p-value(2)
Comorbidities 154 (15.1) 51 (36.2) <0.001
Continued exposure to irritants/triggers 295 (29.0) 48 (34.0) 0.238
Poor adherence to therapy 440 (43.3) 38 (27.0) <0.001
Smoking habits 154 (15.1) 11 (7.8) 0.020
Lack of patient follow up 405 (39.8) 9 (6.4) <0.001
Inadequate therapy 202 (19.9) 8 (5.7) <0.001
Poor patient-doctor communication 216 (21.2) 5 (3.6) <0.001
Inadequate inhalation technique 63 (6.2) 4 (2.8) 0.125
  1. (1) According to the doctor’s opinion; Patients could have more than one reason; (2) Fisher exact test between the cross-sectional visit and the 12-month follow-up visit.