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Table 1 Patient demographics and characteristics

From: Attitudes and actions of asthma patients on regular maintenance therapy: the INSPIRE study

Characteristic Patients (n = 3415)
Male, % 35
Mean age ± SD, years 45.2 ± 16.7
Recruitment of patients*, n (%)  
   PCP 2600 (76)
   Specialist 785 (23)
Mean asthma duration, years 16.0
Current smokers, n (%) 714 (21)
Daily maintenance therapy prescribed, n (%)  
   ICS no LABA 1018 (30)
   ICS plus LABA 2393 (70)
   Budesonide/formoterol 769 (23)
   Salmeterol/fluticasone 1305 (38)
Self-assessed overall health when feeling well, n (%)  
   Very good 1627 (48)
   Good 1221 (36)
   Average 431 (13)
   Bad 87 (3)
   Very bad 49 (1)
Self-assessed asthma level over previous 7 days versus general level, n (%)  
   Relatively good 2498 (73)
   Relatively bad 871 (26)
  1. Definition of abbreviations: ICS=inhaled corticosteroids; LABA=long-acting β2-agonist;
  2. SD=standard deviation.
  3. *Data not available for 30 patients. Data not available for 4 patients. Data not available for 46 patients.