TABLE 6

Description of asthmatics admitted or not in ICU

Patients characteristicsICU (n=11)No ICU (n=26)p value
Age (years)61 (50–68)50 (41–61)0.162
Gender, male/female4 (26)/7 (64)7 (17)/19 (73)0.699
BMI (kg·m−2)29 (28–32)28 (25–31)0.144
Tobacco exposure:
 Current/former smokers3 (27)9 (35)1.000
 Never smokers8 (73)17 (65)1.000
Asthma management
No ICS2 (18)10 (38)0.279
Low/medium dose ICS4 (36)10 (38)1.000
High dose ICS5 (45)6 (24)0.244
 Biologic therapy (omalizumab)1 (9)1 (4)
 Oral corticosteroids1 (9)0 (0)
Comorbid conditions
  1. Obesity (BMI ≥30)

5 (45)8 (31)0.465
  1. Overweight (25 ≤BMI <30)

6 (55)12 (46)0.728
  1. Hypertension

6 (55)5 (19)0.051
  1. Diabetes

1 (9)6 (32)0.649
  1. Renal failure

1 (9)2 (8)1.000
  1. Coronary heart disease

0 (0)2 (8)1.000
At least two of the six7 (64)8 (31)0.080

Quantitative data are expressed as median (IQR). IQR is presented as first quartile (Q1) – third quartile (Q3). Qualitative data are expressed as number of occurrences, n (% of total).

BMI: body mass index; ICS: inhaled corticosteroids; ICU: intensive care unit.