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Table 1 Demographic data

From: Diagnosing COPD in primary care: what has real life practice got to do with guidelines?

  All patients (n = 228) COPD confirmed by spirometry (n = 99) COPD unconfirmed by spirometry (n = 33) No spirometry data available (n = 96) P
Age, yrs. 67 (±14) 70 (±13) 66 (±12) 64 (±16) <0,05
Male, % 51.8 59.60 57,60 41.70 <0.05
Female, % 48.20 40.40 42,40 58.30 <0.05
Current smoker, % 21.10 28.30 39.40 7.30 <0.05
Smoking status not recorded, % 51.30 23.20 30.30 87.50 <0.05
Living in a rural area, % 19.70 23.20 27,30 13.50 >0.05
Mean comorbidities, n (±SD) 1.5 (±1.7) 2.5 (±1.5) 2.3 (±1.6) 0.5 (±0.8) <0.05