TABLE 4

Predictors of regular use of inhaled corticosteroids in participants with persistent asthma#

Crude OR (95% CI)Adjusted OR (95% CI)
Female2.16 (1.09–4.28)1.61 (0.81–3.13)
Age at baseline (per 10 year)1.59 (0.97–2.61)1.61 (0.98–2.64)
BMI (per 5 units)1.69 (1.20–2.38)1.23 (0.87–1.75)
Current smoking0.38 (0.17–0.85)0.89 (0.38–2.09)
Low educational level1.61 (0.51–5.04)Not included
Asthma attack in the last 12 months2.09 (1.23–3.55)2.56 (1.37–4.79)
Doctor visit in the last 12 months4.27 (2.51–7.27)3.58 (1.96–6.55)
Hospitalisation in the last 12 months9.76 (0.63–150)Not included

BMI: body mass index. #: n=369; : adjusted for the variables in the table, survey and country.