Table 3—

Parameter estimates for general linear model for airway smooth muscle area/basement membrane perimeter

Β coefficient±sem (95% CI)p-value
Sex (versus male)0.001±0.014 (-0.027–0.028)0.947
Age0.001±0.000 (-0.0003–0.0004)0.790
Duration of asthma#0.001±0.000 (-0.0004–0.0013)0.259
Age at onset of asthma#0.001±0.000 (-0.0012–0.0004)0.285
Asthma group (versus fatal)
 Control-0.040±0.016 (-0.064– -0.015)0.002
 Nonfatal-0.040±0.016 (-0.072– -0.009)0.013
  • #: assessed in separate models with asthma cases alone.