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Table 5 Prevalence of comorbidities, use of asthma medications and the level of asthma control (according to GINA guidelines) in the asthmatic population

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

Variables No Prevalence No (%)
Physician diagnosed comorbidities 744  
   COPD   43 (5.8)
   Chronic bronchitis   84 (11.3)
   Emphysema   5 (0.7)
Level of control (GINA 2006) 669  
   Controlled   278 (41.6)
   Partly controlled   272 (40.6)
   Uncontrolled   119 (17.8)
Exacerbations ≥ 1 744 151 (20.3)
Asthma medications 744 651 (87.5)