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Table 1 The encoding of the variables (nodes)

From: Evaluation of Bayesian classifiers in asthma exacerbation prediction after medication discontinuation

Categories Prognostic factors
1: Yes
2: No
Food allergy, eczema, dyspnea, allergic rhinitis, daily symptoms, daily activities symptoms, breast feeding, smoking in prenatal period, bronchiolitis, exacerbation, pharmaceutical allergy, allergic conjunctivitis, pets, nocturnal symptoms
1: Female
2: Male
Gender
1: Intermittent
2: Persistent
Asthma category
0–10 (sum of the present allergens) Allergens (categorization into 1 variable of all the following: D. pteronyssinus, D. farinae, olive, pellitory, graminaceae, pine, cypress, cat, dog, altenaria)
1: Toddler
2: Preschooler
3: Gradeschooler
4: Highschooler
Age
1: Hypoactivity (< 80%)
2: Normal activity (≥ 80%)
Forced vital capacity (FVC), FEV1
1: Non-significant (< 15)
2: Significant (≥ 15)
FEV1 reversibility
1: Poor asthma control (< 20)
2: Good asthma control (\(20\le {ACT}\le {25})\)
3: Excellent asthma control (> 25)
Asthma control test (ACT)
Total points are 0–3 with more points indicating more control problems Asthma Therapy Assessment Questionnaire (ATAQ)
1: Underweight
2: Normal
3: Overweight
4: Obese
Body mass index (BMI)