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Table 3 "Wheezing" synonyms identified by Parents/Caregivers and Health Care Professionals*†

From: The multiple meanings of "wheezing": a questionnaire survey in Portuguese for parents and health professionals

Term‡ Parents
/Caregivers
(n = 278)
Nurses/
Physiotherapists (n = 155)
Physicians
(n = 142)
P
"Wheezing"-related 222 (80%) 152 (98%) 142 (100%) < 0.001
"Ruttles"-related 97 (35%) 12 (8%) 6 (4%) < 0.001
"Snoring"-related 22 (8%) 8 (5%) 1 (1%) 0.017
"Dyspnea"-related 19% 20 (13%) 9 (6%) 0.02
  1. *Multiple-choice questions
  2. †Data presented as N (%); χ2 test; other synonyms were chosen in less than 1% of cases in all groups
  3. ‡These terms are translations of equivalent respiratory symptoms and sounds in Portuguese; see additional files 1, 2 and 3 for complete questionnaire