Table 2

Demographics and health characteristics for all respondents, current chronic cough patients and current subacute cough patients

Continuous variableAll respondents
(N=24 015)
Current chronic cough patients (N=568)Current subacute cough patients (N=378)
Mean (SD)Median (IQR)Mean (SD)Median (IQR)Mean (SD)Median (IQR)
Age52.26 (16.37)53.00 (28.00)56.01 (15.15)58.50 (25.00)50.73 (15.46)50.00 (27.00)
Charlson Comorbidity Index0.15 (0.54)0.00 (0.00)0.33 (0.67)0.00 (0.00)0.21 (0.55)0.00 (0.00)
Adapted Charlson Comorbidity Index0.14 (0.52)0.00 (0.00)0.23 (0.55)0.00 (0.00)0.17 (0.47)0.00 (0.00)
Categorical variableCount (%)Count (%)Count (%)
Gender
 Male13 090 (54.5)347 (61.1)210 (55.6)
 Female10 925 (45.5)221 (38.9)168 (44.4)
Currently employed
 No9861 (41.1)252 (44.4)123 (32.5)
 Yes14 154 (58.9)316 (55.6)255 (67.5)
BMI category
 Underweight (BMI <18.5)2666 (11.1)54 (9.5)41 (10.8)
 Normal weight (18.5 ≤BMI <23)15 874 (66.1)373 (65.7)249 (65.9)
 Overweight (23≤ BMI <25)3754 (15.6)94 (16.5)63 (16.7)
 Obese (BMI ≥25)727 (3.0)31 (5.5)13 (3.4)
 Decline to answer994 (4.1)16 (2.8)12 (3.2)
Smoking status (NHWS)
 Never13 819 (57.5)267 (47.0)197 (52.1)
 Former5621 (23.4)134 (23.6)84 (22.2)
 Current4575 (19.1)167 (29.4)97 (25.7)
Currently smoke cigarettes (cough questionnaire)
 No391 (68.8)249 (65.9)
 Yes177 (31.2)129 (34.1)
Use of alcohol
 Abstain8581 (35.7)191 (33.6)108 (28.6)
 Currently consume alcohol15 434 (64.3)377 (66.4)270 (71.4)
Vigorous exercise in past 30 days
 No12 634 (52.6)305 (53.7)163 (43.1)
 Yes11 381 (47.4)263 (46.3)215 (56.9)
  • BMI, body mass index; NHWS, National Health and Wellness Survey.