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Table 2 Respiratory symptoms in atopic and non-atopic COPD patients at baseline stratified by gender

From: Atopy is a risk factor for respiratory symptoms in COPD patients: results from the EUROSCOP study

Respiratory symptoms Total population Males Females
  1163 patients 843 patients 320 cases
  Atopic Non-atopic Atopic Non-atopic Atopic Non-atopic
  n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Subjects number 213 (18.3) 950 (81.7) 181 (21.5) 662 (78.5) 32 (10) 288 (90)
Wheezing at anytime 111 (52.1) 527 (55.5) 95 (52.5) 353 (53.3) 16 (50) 174 (60.4)
Cough day/night or a.m. 155 (72.8)* 609 (64.1) 110 (60.8)* 291 (44.0) 18 (56.2) 170 (59.0)
Phlegm day/night or a.m. 127 (59.6)# 498 (52.4) 87 (48.1)* 244 (36.9) 12 (37.5) 101 (35.1)
Trouble with breathing 104 (48.8) 443 (46.7) 85 (47.0) 287 (43.4) 19 (59.4) 156 (54.2)
Woken with chest tightness  24 (11.3) 102 (10.7)  16 (8.8)  68 (10.3)  8 (25.0)* 34 (11.8)
Attack of dyspnea after activity  82 (38.5) 350 (36.8) 68 (48.1) 234 (35.3) 14 (43.8) 116 (40.3)
  1. *Significant difference between atopic and non-atopic patients at p < 0.05. #: p = 0.08.