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Table 1 Main characteristics of the patients with diagnosis with diagnosis other than asthma [N = 1099]

From: Asthma under/misdiagnosis in primary care setting: an observational community-based study in Italy

  N (%) 95 % IC
Mean age [years (SD)] 58.4 (18.3)  
Mean age at diagnosis of asthma (SD)
Female [n (%)] 590 (53.7) 50.6–56.6
Smoking habits   
 Non smokers [n (%)] 614 (55.9) 52.8–58.8
 Past smokers [n (%)] 199 (18.1) 15.8–20.5
 Current smokers [n (%)] 277 (25.2) 22.6–27.8
Smoking history, mean years (SD) (14.1) 10.8
Concomitant diseases   
 Cardiovascular 445 (40.5) 37.5–43.4
 Respiratory 119 (10.8) 9.0–12.8
 Ear nose and throat (ENT) 171 (15.6) 13.4–17.8
Allergy 103 (9.4) 7.7–11.2
Spirometry 181 (16.5) 14.3–18.7
  1. % accounting also for missing data
  2. Missing data: smoking habits = 20