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Table 4 Factors associated with main topics in CF adult patients

From: Identifying specific needs in adult cystic fibrosis patients: a pilot study using a custom questionnaire

Factors To have a child Study/job Fatigue Sports Disease evolution/future
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Number 42 8   41 9   40 10   42 8   42 8  
Male 32 3 0.029 32 3 0.008 32 3 0.002 31 4 0.178 30 5 0.614
Age (years) 28.5 ± 8.6 22.1 ± 4.7 0.050 28.5 ± 8.7 22.6 ± 4.5 0.054 27.5 ± 8.4 28.0 ± 10.6 0.879 27.7 ± 7.8 26.0 ± 11.3 0.572 28.0 ± 8.4 25.5 ± 10.7 0.459
BMI (kg/m2) 21.7 ± 3.2 21.6 ± 2.8 0.854 21.5 ± 2.9 22.6 ± 3.9 0.462 22.0 ± 3.5 21.2 ± 2.6 0.532 21.7 ± 2.8 21.7 ± 4.7 0.900 22.0 ± 3.3 20.7 ± 3.1 0.293
Student/working 31 5 0.442 30 6 0.609 30 6 0.280 30 6 0.915 30 6 0.915
Pancreatic insufficiency 33 7 0.563 32 8 0.462 31 9 0.377 32 8 0.123 33 7 0.563
Diabetes 15 2 0.558 11 6 0.022 13 4 0.654 13 4 0.297 15 2 0.558
Depression 6 2 0.449 6 2 0.574 7 1 0.563 8 0 0.178 8 0 0.178
SGRQ
 Total 24.9 ± 17.1 30.2 ± 20.1 0.410 25.4 ± 18.4 27.7 ± 14.6 0.677 22.3 ± 16.4 37.2 ± 15.9 0.014 24.8 ± 17.4 30.8 ± 18.5 0.351 25.4 ± 16.8 26.0 ± 20.6 0.931
 Impact 18.2 ± 16.2 28.8 ± 12.3 0.128 20.5 ± 17.6 17.3 ± 7.7 0.643 17.0 ± 15.5 27.7 ± 14.7 0.065 19.1 ± 16.5 22.9 ± 14.7 0.529 18.3 ± 15.7 29.6 ± 14.1 0.138
 Activity 32.6 ± 20.0 41.5 ± 28.1 0.297 32.0 ± 20.8 41.5 ± 23.3 0.222 30.3 ± 19.3 45.2 ± 23.2 0.048 32.1 ± 20.8 43.7 ± 23.3 0.175 32.1 ± 21.2 44.0 ± 18.0 0.202
 Symptoms 45.6 ± 20.0 45.6 ± 26.1 0.934 45.7 ± 20.5 45.3 ± 24.3 0.980 43.0 ± 20.6 52.2 ± 19.9 0.218 45.4 ± 20.5 47.1 ± 24.8 0.786 46.9 ± 19.7 36.5 ± 24.1 0.199
Exacerbation in last year 2.5 ± 1.4 2.0 ± 1.0 0.529 2.4 ± 1.4 2.0 ± 1.0 0.608 2.4 ± 1.5 1.9 ± 0.9 0.282 2.4 ± 1.4 2.4 ± 0.9 0.854 2.2 ± 1.5 2.6 ± 0.5 0.594
FEV1 (%) 61 ± 31 77 ± 25 0.202 61 ± 30 75 ± 29 0.239 64 ± 30 63 ± 33 0.898 65 ± 31 58 ± 27 0.544 66 ± 30 57 ± 27 0.447
Colonization by PA 17 3 0.835 18 2 0.209 15 5 0.508 17 3 0.835 16 4 0.563
  1. Data are expressed as frequency or mean ± standard deviation
  2. BMI: body mass index; FEV1: Forced expiratory volume at first second; PA: Pseudomonas aeruginosa; SGRQ: St George’s Respiratory Questionnaire