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Table 1 Characteristics of patients, psychodemographic variables, exacerbating factors and quality of life questionnaire

From: Psycho-demographic profile in severe asthma and effect of emotional mood disorders and hyperventilation syndrome on quality of life

  Patients (n = 63)
\({\overline{{\rm x}}}\quad \sigma\)
Age 60 (13.6)
Body Mass Index, kg/m2 27.7 (6.2)
Female sex 53 (84.1)
Civil status  
 Single 11 (17.5)
 Married 36 (57.1)
 Separated/divorced 6 (9.5)
 Widowed 10 (15.9)
Children 37 (58.7)
Level of studies  
 No studies 2 (3.2)
 Primary 22 (34.9)
 Secondary 21 (3.3)
 University 18 (28.6)
Employment situation  
 Employed 19 (30.2)
 Unemployed 3 (4.7)
 Retired 18 (28.6)
 Leave or incapacity to work 23 (36.5)
Profession  
 Contact with toxic products 26 (41.3)
 Working with the general public 30 (47.6)
 Other 7 (11.1)
Family psychopathological history 26 (41.3)
Personal psychopathological history 41 (65.1)
No social and family support 34 (54.0)
Previous suicidal attempts 5 (7.9)
Exacerbating factors  
 Emotional stress 48 (76.2)
 Respiratory infection 34 (54)
 Change in environmental conditions 21 (33.3)
 Allergy 16 (25.4)
 Exercise 9 (14.3)
 Menopause 2 (3.2)
Mini-AQLQ total 3.7 (1.3)
Mini-AQLQ symptoms 3.7 (1.5)
Mini-AQLQ limitation of activities 3.7 (1.6)
Mini-AQLQ emotional function 3.9 (1.7)
Mini-AQLQ environmental stimuli 3.6 (1.7)
  1. Data are expressed as the mean (standard deviation) or number (percentage)
  2. \({\overline{{\rm x}}}\) mean, σ standard deviation, Mini-AQLQ Mini Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire