TABLE 1—

Characteristics of eligible patients

FranceGermanyItalyThe NetherlandsSpainSwedenUKTotal
Eligible patients2983463203173413373172276
Age yrs36.3±18.542.3±19.241.6±19.639.1±17.840.4±21.340.5±19.638.8±20.139.9±19.5
Females169 (57)199 (58)191 (60)191 (60)215 (63)199 (59)191 (60)1355 (60)
Smokers73 (24)67 (19)52 (16)65 (21)60 (18)70 (21)52 (16)439 (19)
SSI
    Mild intermittent140 (47)104 (30)114 (36)110 (35)137 (40)153 (45)142 (45)900 (40)
    Mild persistent59 (20)66 (19)67 (21)56 (18)50 (15)71 (21)61 (19)430 (19)
    Moderate persistent58 (19)82 (24)73 (23)76 (24)91 (27)64 (19)60 (19)504 (22)
    Severe persistent41 (14)94 (27)66 (21)75 (24)63 (18)49 (15)54 (17)442 (19)
  • Data are presented as n, mean±sd or n (%). SSI: symptom severity index.