Table 1

Mean (SD) patient demographic and baseline data at end of run in period

High dose steroid (HDS) Low dose theophylline + low dose steroid (LDT) Low dose steroid (LDS)
n524954
M/F23/2926/2321/33
Age (years)40.5 (13.5)36.5 (12.8)38.9 (14.4)
Morning PEF (l/min)395.8 (96.7)427.7 (85.0)388.3 (90.9)
Evening PEF (l/min)421.5 (101.1)446.5 (86.5)416.3 (87.9)
Diurnal variation9.2 (4.9)8.7 (5.2)10.5 (5.2)
β2agonist usage2.2 (1.4)1.9 (1.4)2.2 (1.7)
Daytime symptoms1.5 (0.5)1.5 (0.6)1.5 (0.6)
Night time symptoms1.0 (0.9)1.1 (0.8)0.8 (0.9)
  • PEF = peak expiratory flow.