Table 4: Gender differences in reported respiratory symptoms: shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing, and mucous production at different swimming intensities in 30 asthmatic female swimmers (F) and 27 asthmatic male swimmers (M).

Shortness of breathWheezingCoughingMucous production
FM valueFM valueFM valueFM value

Easy 3/302/270.7300/303/270.0612/301/270.9131/303/270.251
Moderate9/303/270.0813/303/270.89112/301/270.001*14/304/270.010*
Hard18/3011/270.14614/3010/270.46218/304/27<0.001*14/306/270.054
Very hard18/3011/270.14615/308/270.11818/304/270.001*12/306/270.149
Max sprint6/307/270.5949/303/270.08112/303/270.013*1/303/270.251

F: females, M: males.
*Significant difference.