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Table 1 Clinical characteristics of patients, illustrating risk factors for recurrent wheezing

From: The evaluation of risk factors for recurrent hospitalizations resulting from wheezing attacks in preschool children

   Median Range
Age (months)   14 2.0–50
Number of recurrent wheezing attacks   4 2–10
Hospital admissions for recurrent wheezing   2 2–8
Number of people living in the same house   4 3–12
   n %
Sex (males)   28 64
Height and weight <3 %   2 5
Birth history Prematurity 8 18
  BPD* 5 11
  NICU admission+ 14 32
  History of intubation 7 16
Breastfeeding <6 months   15 34
Nocturnal feeding   25 57
GER history   14 32
Inhaler use Regular 10 23
  naive 9 21
Salbutamol syrup   15 34
Smoking exposure   29 66
Parental asthma/AR/eczema   21 48
  1. *Bronchopulmonary dysplasia, +Neonatal intensive care unit