Table 2

Incidence of respiratory symptoms reported in diaries

Fluticasone (n=12)Placebo (n=10)p value
Results expressed as median (interquartile range).
Data days per patient296 (66 to 358)220 (85 to 313)0.42
Incidence of day time symptoms (% days)
    None67 (50 to 85)81 (48 to 97)0.50
    One or more episodes33 (15 to 50)19 (3 to 52)0.50
    Two or more episodes11 (3 to 25)7 (0 to 20)0.37
    Reliever used during day1 (0 to 12)3 (0 to 12)0.72
Incidence of night time symptoms (% nights)
    None76 (58 to 94)80 (44 to 95)0.87
    Woke once or more24 (6 to 42)20 (5 to 56)0.87
    Woke twice or more6 (4 to 20)7 (9 to 37)0.67
    Reliever used at night4 (0 to 26)1 (0 to 6)0.50