Table 11Significant predictors and scoring system

Predictors after initial diagnosisRegression coefficientScore*
Passive smoking−0.76−8
Winter season0.869
Persistent symptoms0.828

baseline score starts from −9

From: 2, Evidence review and recommendations

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