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Table 2 Diagnosis reported in the GP data base of the 365 subjects identified as asthmatics by ECRHS questionnaire

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

Diagnosis Patients (n) %
COPD 128 35.1
Chronic bronchitis or acute bronchitis 53 14.5
Respiratory symptoms or signs 47 12.9
Upper respiratory tract infections (n.s.) 21 5.8
Acute bronchitis 20 5.5
Bronchitis n.s. 15 4.1
Allergic or vasomotor rhinitis 11 3.0
Chronic upper respiratory tract infections 10 2.7
Chronic otitis/sinusitis 10 2.7
Acute upper respiratory tract infections (n.s) 10 2.7
Otitis/sinusitis (n.s.) 8 2.2
Other respiratory diseases 32 8.8
Total 365 100.0
  1. n.s. not specified