Table 2

Duration of cough and medication tried

Main study subjects
(n = 50)
Reported duration of cough
Median48 weeks
 Range6–364 weeks
Reported medication tried
Cough medicine (self prescribed)43
 Antibiotics46
 Asthma medication
  Bronchodilators31
  Inhaled corticosteroids10
Reported exercise limitation because of cough22
School days lost due to cough since coughing began
Median3
 Range0–90