Table 4—

Relationship between the severity of asthma# and having premenstrual asthma (PMA) according to different definitions

Subjective PMASemi-objective PMA
Cycle 1Cycles 1 and 2
GINA severity
 Mild intermittent30.8 (12/39)25.6 (10/39)15.2 (5/33)
 Mild persistent52.6 (10/19)78.9 (15/19)47.1 (8/17)
 Moderate persistent75 (12/16)50 (8/16)25 (4/16)
 Severe persistent37.9 (11/29)44.8 (13/29)15.6 (5/32)
Total43.7 (45/103)44.7 (46/103)22.3 (21/94)
 Chi-squared p-value0.0180.0020.044
 Linear association p-value0.3230.1840.734
  • Data are presented as % (n/n), unless otherwise stated. #: Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) 2005 classification 7.