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Table 1 General characteristics of non-obstructive and of asthmatic subjects

From: Prevalence of tracheobronchomalacia and excessive dynamic airway collapse in bronchial asthma of different severity

  Gender % m Age (yr) mean ± sd FEV1% pred. mean ± sd TBM n (%) EDAC n (%)
Non-obstructive (n=62) 61.3 38.9±10.4 98.6±3.7 1 (1.6%) 1 (1.6%)
Asthmatics (n=202) 44.6 47.5±13.3 70.3±17.7 19 (9.4%) 62 (30.7%)
p 0.021 0.0001 0.0001 - -
  1. General characteristics of asthmatic subjects are reported in Table 2 by asthma severity. Females were significantly more represented in severe asthmatics (p < 0.01).