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Table 5 COPD and asthma prevalence reported from selected cross-sectional Italian investigations compared with raw and adjusted estimates obtained by our reference algorithm

From: Can healthcare utilization data reliably capture cases of chronic respiratory diseases? a cross-sectional investigation in Italy

Data source First author, publication year, [reference] Year Age (years) Prevalence (%)
Original study Reference algorithm, row estimate Reference algorithm, misclassification adjusted estimate
COPD
 HCU Anecchino, 2007 [9] 2004 ≥45 3.6 3.8 7.2
Faustini, 2008 [17] 2004 ≥35 3.3 2.9 5.5
Faustini, 2012 [16] 2006 ≥35 5.7 3.0 5.7
Gini, 2013 [6] 2009 ≥16 4.7 2.5 4.7
 GPs Cazzola, 2011 [18] 2009 ≥15 2.8 2.3 4.3
 Surveys ISTAT, 2008 [23] 2005 All ages 4.5 1.9 3.6
de Marco, 2013 [20] 2007 20–84 7.2 2.3 4.3
Asthma
 HCU Bianchi, 2011 [10] 2005 6–17 3.5 3.1 7.9
 GPs Cazzola, 2011 [18] 2009 ≥15 6.1 1.5 3.8
 Surveys ISTAT, 2008 [23] 2005 All ages 3.5 1.8 4.6
Demoly, 2009 [21] 2006 ≥18 4.7 1.3 3.3
To, 2012 [24] 2002–2003 ≥18 6.1 1.6 4.1
Jarvis, 2012 [22] 2008–2009 15–74 10.7 1.8 4.6
de Marco, 2012 [19] 2007–2010 20–44 6.6 2.4 6.1
de Marco, 2013 [20] 2007 20–84 8.8 1.4 3.6