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Table 2 The frequency of clinical related variables among patients with Asthma (n = 206)

From: Status of metered dose inhaler technique among patients with asthma and its effect on asthma control in Northwest Ethiopia

Clinical variables Categories Frequency (n = 206) Percent (%)
Asthma control status Controlled 61 29.6
Uncontrolled 145 70.4
Smoking status Yes 13 6.3
No 193 93.7
Other co morbidities No 178 86.4
Hypertension 24 11.7
DM 4 1.9
Alcohol intake status Yes 45 21.8
No 161 78.2
Type of MDI use Salbutamol 49 23.8
Beclomethasone 8 3.9
Both 149 72.3
Duration of MDI use in years ≤ 1 62 30.1
1–10 100 48.5
11–25 44 21.4
Frequency of becomethasone 2 times/day 175 85.0
When worsening 8 3.9
Never 23 11.2
Health education on MDI use Yes 179 86.9
No 27 13.1
Health education given by Physician 146 70.9
Pharmacist 17 8.3
Nurse 43 20.9
Family history of bronchial Asthma Yes 78 37.9
No 128 62.1
MDI technique status Proper 59 28.6
Improper 147 71.4
Duration of asthma recoded (years) ≤ 1 18 8.7
1–10 95 46.1
≥ 10 93 45.1