Table 1

 Demographic details of the general LRTI population, LRTI patients, and controls

Total LRTI population(n = 368)Recruited LRTI patients(n = 80)Controls(n = 49)p value (recruited LRTI versus controls)
NA, not applicable.
Women (%)6363.863.30.894
Mean (SD) age (years)52.1 (19.8)49.9 (19.7)49.7 (17.3)0.91
Age range18–9718–9022–83NA
Smokers30%53.2%46.9%0.516
History of asthma/COPD21%44.9%22.4%0.0178
Antibiotic prescription64%64%NANA
Re-consultation rate30%33%NANA