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Table 2 Lung function data and medication of included patient groups

From: Wheeze and cough measurements at night in children with respiratory symptoms

  Asthma Habit CF Unknown Pneumonia All
Patients/recordings 13/14 7/7 2/3 13a/14 5a/5 39a/43
Lung function
 N= 11 4 3 7 1 26
 FEV1 (L) 1,44 2,35 1,09 1,78 1,23 1,63
 FVC (L) 2,17 2,36 1,56 2,04 1,51 2,07
 FEV1/FVC (%) 68,45% 92,53% 67,67% 86,15% 81,00% 77,31%
After bronchodilation
 N= 8 1 0 1 1 11
 FEV1 (L) 1,71 1,51 2,13 1,18 1,68
 FVC (L) 2,33 1,66 2,29 1,47 2,19
 FEV1/FVC (%) 72,70% 90,81% 93,05% 80,18% 76,88%
Medication
 Steroids 12 3 0 6 0 21
 β-2 sympathomimetics 13 2 3 7 2 27
 Antibiotics 1 0 0 1 4 6
  1. This table shows the mean of lung function data for both, before and after bronchodilation, if available
  2. FEV1 forced expiratory volume per second, FVC forced vital capacity
  3. aone patient was first included with acute pneumonia and later on again with chronic respiratory symptoms