n | Control | n | PEP | p Value | |
---|---|---|---|---|---|
Number of AECOPDs | 43 | 1 (0.0–3.0) | 45 | 1 (0.5–3.0) | 0.986 |
Number of respiratory-related hospitalisations | 42 | 0 (0.0–1.0) | 44 | 1 (0.0–1.75) | 0.359 |
Total number of hospitalised days | 42 | 0 (0.0–10.1) | 43 | 1.8 (0.0–9.3) | 0.397 |
Need for antibiotics | 43 | 1 (0.0–3.0) | 45 | 2 (0.0–3.0) | 0.384 |
Mortality, n (%) | 44 | 6 (14) | 45 | 4 (9) | 0.484 |
Data are median (IQR) unless otherwise stated.
p Values represent Mann–Whitney U or χ^{2} tests. Values less than 0.05 denote statistical significance.
AECOPDs, acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; PEP, positive expiratory pressure.