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Table 4 Patients' reported worst drawbacks of having asthma (scale: disagree strongly, disagree somewhat, agree somewhat, agree strongly [data for patients who agreed with each statement are presented])

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

Drawback No. of patients (%) (n = 3415)
The panic I feel when symptoms start to become bothersome 2477 (73)
The interference with my daily life 2490 (73)
The thought of having to go to the emergency room/hospital 1835 (54)
Having a sudden attack in front of my children, friends and others 1751 (51)
The thought of feeling different from other people 948 (28)