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Table 3 Prevalence of respiratory symptoms reported in the last 12 months in the groups of the asthmatics and controls

From: Frequent cough in unsatisfactory controlled asthma – results from the population-based West Sweden Asthma Study

Variables No Current asthma No (%) No Controls No (%) P values
Symptoms 744   847   
   Longstanding cough   242 (32.5)   94 (11.1) <0.001
   Morning cough   316 (42.5)   131 (15.5) <0.001
   Sputum production   268 (36.1)   57 (6.8) <0.001
   Wheezing   591 (79.4)   78 (9.2) <0.001
   Wheezing with shortness of breath   437 (58.7)   11 (1.3) <0.001
   Shortness of breath   269 (36.1)   21 (2.5) <0.001
   Longstanding cough without other symptoms   14 (1.9)   66 (7.8) <0.001
   Morning cough without other symptoms   23 (3.1)   95 (11.2) <0.001
   Allergic rhinitis and longstanding cough   170 (22.8)   34 (4.0) <0.001
Allergic rhinitis   548 (73.8)   259 (30.7) <0.001
  1. Data are presented as No (%). Chi-square tests are used to make comparisons between individual variables.