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Table 4 Correlation between blood and sputum eosinophils according to the presence of more frequent comorbidities

From: Do blood eosinophils strictly reflect airway inflammation in COPD? Comparison with asthmatic patients

Comorbidity No Yes
COPD rho (p-value) rho (p-value)
OSAS (n = 42 VS. 15) 0.42 (0.006) 0.51 (0.05)
Obesity (n = 38 VS. 19) 0.44 (0.006) 0.46 (0.05)
Hypertension (n = 27 VS. 30) 0.72 (< 0.0001) 0.21 (0.28)
Ischemic heart disease (n = 43 VS. 14) 0.52 (0.0004) 0.22 (0.46)
Atrial fibrillation (n = 45 VS. 12) 0.53 (0.0002) 0.11 (0.74)
Asthma No Yes
OSAS (n = 70 VS. 19) 0.71 (< 0.0001) 0.73 (0.0004)
Obesity (n = 69 VS. 20) 0.71 (< 0.0001) 0.77 (0.0001)
Hypertension (n = 60 VS. 29) 0.77 (< 0.0001) 0.61 (0.0004)
  1. OSAS obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome