Table 4 Patients’ perceptions of their asthma

From: Asthma control and management in 8,000 European patients: the REcognise Asthma and LInk to Symptoms and Experience (REALISE) survey

   GINA-defined asthma control
  Overall (N=8,000) Controlled (n=1,604) Partially controlled (n=2,785) Uncontrolled (n=3,611)
Respondents who agree with the following statements, n (%)
Don't label me as a person who is sicka 6,558 (82.0) 1,400 (87.3) 2,322 (83.4) 2,836 (78.5)
My symptoms are not seriousa 5,730 (71.6) 1,412 (88.0) 2,239 (80.4) 2,079 (57.6)
I am not like other people with asthmaa 4,982 (62.3) 1,112 (69.3) 1,800 (64.6) 2,070 (57.3)
I am in better health than other people my age/I have a similar level of health to other people my ageb 5,647 (70.6) 1,323 (82.5) 2,057 (73.9) 2,267 (62.8)
I ignore my asthma and its symptoms so I can feel normal and fit in with my friends/peersa 3,420 (42.8) 622 (38.8) 1,197 (43.0) 1,601 (44.3)
  1. Abbreviation: GINA, Global Initiative for Asthma.
  2. aResponses were combined for ‘tend to agree’ and ‘strongly agree’.
  3. bResponses to both statements were combined.