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Table 3 Frequency of chest symptoms among patients before and after nutritional intervention

From: Nutritional assessment and rehabilitation in children with bronchiectasis and childhood interstitial lung diseases: effects on pulmonary functions and clinical severity

Chest symptoms Pre (n = 30) Post (n = 30) p value
Attacks of exacerbation 12 (40%) 0 (0%) < 0.001
Yellow-greenish sputum 16 (53.3%) 0 (0%) < 0.001
Dyspnea
 On severe exertion 16 (53.3%) 11 (36.7%)  
 On moderate exertion 3 (10%) 2 (6.7%) 0.004
 On mild exertion 6 (20%) 1 (3.3%)  
 At rest 2 (6.7%) 0 (0%)  
Wheezes 25 (83.3%) 12 (40%) < 0.001
Hospitalization 20 (66.6%) 1 (3.3%) < 0.001