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Table 2 Characteristics of clinical symptoms and signs in asthma patients

From: Association of plasma soluble CD14 level with asthma severity in adults: a case control study in China

Clinical symptoms and signs Intermittent asthma (n = 537) Persistent asthma (n = 373) P trend
  Mild (n = 246) Moderate (n = 96) Severe (n = 31)  
Cough status (N, %)   0.0520
 No 115 (21.42) 39 (15.85) 19 (19.79) 10 (32.26)  
 Occasionala 204 (37.99) 84 (34.15) 23 (23.96) 6 (19.35)
 Chronicb 218 (40.60) 123 (50.00) 54 (56.25) 15 (48.39)
Sputum status (N, %)   0.1757
 No 178 (33.15) 77 (31.30) 27 (28.13) 10 (32.26)  
 Occasionala 199 (37.06) 86 (34.96) 30 (31.25) 12 (38.71)
 Chronicb 122 (22.72) 71 (28.86) 30 (31.25) 6 (19.35)
 Purulent 38 (7.08) 12 (4.88) 9 (9.38) 3 (9.68)
Dyspnea (N, %)c   < 0.0001
 No 179 (33.33) 73 (29.67) 15 (15.63) 7 (22.58)  
 Mild 175 (32.59) 81 (32.93) 16 (16.67) 3 (9.68)
 Moderate 129 (24.02) 64 (26.02) 44 (45.83) 7 (22.58)
 Severe 54 (10.06) 28 (11.38) 21 (21.88) 14 (45.16)
Wheeze (yes, %) 149 (27.75) 62 (25.20) 29 (30.21) 17 (54.84) 0.0564
Cyanosis (yes, %) 33 (6.15) 12 (4.88) 8 (8.33) 4 (12.90) 0.2561
  1. arepresents no more than three times a week; brepresents last for more than two months; cindicated the severity of dyspnea including mild (Grade 0 and 1); moderate (Grade 2); severe (Grade 3 and 4)