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Table 1 Inhaled corticosteroids use in TASH chest clinic from 1 May to 31 September 2014 (n = 131)

From: Assessment of inhaled corticosteroids use and associated factors among asthmatic patients attending Tikur Anbessa Specialized Hospital, Ethiopia

ICS use Number (%)
ICS prescribed
 Yes 119 (90.8)
 No 12 (9.2)
Types of ICS products prescribed
 ICS alone 88 (73.9)
 ICS with LABA 31 (26.1)
ICS prescribed patients (n = 119)
 Patients using ICS 73 (61.3)
 Patients who discontinued using ICS 28 (23.5)
 Primary non-adherence 18 (15.1)
Patients who were using ICS (n = 73)
 Patients on optimal regimen 42 (57.5)
 Patients on suboptimal regimen 31 (42.5)
Underutilization of ICS
 Yes 89 (68)
 No 42 (32)
  1. TASH Tikur Anbessa Specialized Hospital