Table 1

Subjects randomised to active and control groups

Active (n = 343) Control (n = 346)
Initial randomisation (W/E/ISC)172/171173/173
Mean (SD) age (years)33.6 (15.2)35.4 (15.5)
M/F176/167161/185
Current or past smoking (n (%))99 (28.8)124 (35.8)
Past asthma admission/A&E (n (%))115 (33.5)116 (33.5)
Mean (SD) duration diagnosis (years)13.3 (11.7)14.5 (13.2)
Mean (SD) FEV1(l)2.40 (0.89)2.42(0.88)
Mean (SD) % predicted FEV1 79 (22)81 (21)
  • W/E = white European; ISC = Indian subcontinent; FEV1 = forced expiratory volume in one second.

  • Data are mean (SD) unless otherwise stated.

  • There were no significant differences between groups for any of the stated characteristics.