Canadian Respiratory Journal / 2017 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Role of Adult Asthma Education in Improving Asthma Control and Reducing Emergency Room Utilization and Hospital Admissions in an Inner City Hospital

Table 1

Baseline clinical and demographic characteristics.

Characteristics = 231

Age, year (average ± SD)53.28 ± 15.84
Gender, female176 (76.2%)
Race
Black67 (29%)
Hispanic115 (49.8%)
Tobacco, active cigarette smoker57 (24.7%)
BMI ± SD31.85 ± 7.13
Severity of persistent asthma
Mild55 (23.8%)
Moderate124 (53.7%)
Severe46 (19.9%)
Comorbidities
Obstructive sleep apnea34 (14.7%)
Pulmonary hypertension23 (9.9%)
Gastroesophageal reflux66 (28.6%)
Psychiatric illness on medication72 (31.2%)
Congestive heart failure23 (9.9%)
Ischemic heart disease20 (8.6%)
Chronic renal disease20 (8.6%)
Allergic rhinitis9 (3.9%)
FEV1/FVC < 7061/186 (32.8%)

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