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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: The validity and precision of the leicester cough questionnaire in COPD patients with chronic cough

n   54
Sex, male, n (%)   40 (74)
Age (years), mean (SD)   68 ± 10
Pack-years, mean (SD)   36 ± 22
Current smoker, n (%)   22 (41)
FEV1 (litres)*   1.3 ± 0.5
FEV1 % predicted   47 ± 13
COPD GOLD, n (%)† II 27 (50)
  III 19 (35)
  IV 8 (15)
Respiratory medication, n (%) Inhaled corticosteroids 51 (94)
  Short acting bronchodilator‡ 2 (4)
  Long acting bronchodilator§ 35 (65)
  Both ║ 17 (31)
  1. * Forced Expiratory Volume in one second
  2. † Classification by the global initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease [3]
  3. ‡ Short acting bronchodilator: short acting beta-2 agonist and/or short acting anticholinergic
  4. § Long acting bronchodilator: long acting beta-2 agonist and/or long acting anticholinergic
  5. ║ Both long and short acting beta-2 agonist and/or anticholinergic bronchodilators