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Table 2 Medications in use by the asthma patients

From: Understanding asthma and the metabolic syndrome - a Nigerian report

Medications Asthmatics with metabolic syndrome Asthmatics without metabolic syndrome P value
LABA + ICS 17(60.7) 109(83.8) 0.009
ICS alone 10(35.7) 53(40.8) 0.392
Oral Prednisolone 7(25) 31(23.8) 0.534
β agonist 22(78.6) 103(81.1) 0.469
Oral Theophylline 5(17.9) 13(10.2) 0.203
Oral β agonist 11(39.3) 13(10.2) 0.000
Zarfilukast 3(10.7) 3(2.3) 0.069
  1. LABA + ICS long acting β agonist combined with inhaled corticosteroid.