Table. 1—

TENOR risk score for severe asthma exacerbations

Total PointsVariable and points
3 Age yrs 0: ≥60 1: 50–59 2: 35–49 3: 18–34
1 Sex 0: Male 1: Female
2 Race/ethnicity
    0: White
    2: Non-white
1 BMI kg·m−2
    0: <35
    1: ≥35
2 Lung function
    0: Post % pred FVC <70
    2: Post % pred FVC ≥70
1 Previous history of pneumonia
    0: No history
    1: Previous history
1 Currently has diabetes
    0: No
    1: Yes
1 Currently has cataracts
    0: No
    1: Yes
1 Ever intubated
    0: No
    1: Yes
3 Steroid bursts in last 3 months
    0: 0 steroid bursts
    1: 1 steroid bursts
    2: 2 steroid bursts
    3: ≥3 steroid bursts
1 Nebuliser ipratropium bromide
    0: No
    1: Yes
1 Systemic corticosteroids
    0: Less than every other day
    1: At least every other day
18 Total possible score
  • BMI: body mass index; % pred: % pred; FVC: forced vital capacity. A TENOR risk score value of moderate magnitude (5–7 points) reflects a 3.5-fold higher risk of an emergency department visit or hospitalisation; a high value (≥8 points) reflects a 12-fold higher risk compared with patients with low risk scores (0–4 points). Adapted from [43] with permission from the publisher.