TABLE 1

Reasons for initial spirometry referral

Investigating a problem with your breathing/to get a diagnosis625 (35.0)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease301 (16.9)
Asthma296 (16.6)
Cystic fibrosis165 (9.2)
Pulmonary fibrosis (for interstitial lung disease)117 (6.6)
Bronchiectasis86 (4.8)
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis76 (4.3)
Occupational health testing65 (3.6)
Pre-operative testing as part of your work-up for surgery24 (1.3)
Lung cancer18 (1.0)
Neuromuscular disease13 (0.7)

Data are presented as n (%). Respondents could select more than one option (total responses n=1786).