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Table 1 Demographic and medical characteristics at baseline

From: A comparison of symptoms and quality of life before and after nasal septoplasty and radiofrequency therapy of the inferior turbinate

  Total
N = 171
Group 1
N = 57
Group 2
N = 56
Group 3
N = 58
Mean age, years 38,6 (13,7) 36,5 (14,0) 40,5 (14,4) 38,9 (12,7)
Mean BMI, kg/m2 27,2 (4,63) 26,3 (4,47) 27,9 (4,68) 27,5 (4,70)
Sex (m/f) 127/44 48/9 43/13 36/22
Smoke daily 18 3 7 8
Allergy 71 26 22 23
Asthma 25 7 9 9
Sleep apnea 38 9 16 13
Previous surgery 38 12 11 15
  1. Abbreviations: Group 1, septoplasty; Group 2, septoplasty combined with radiofrequency therapy of inferior turbinate (RFIT); Group 3, RFIT only; BMI, body mass index. Revision cases: patients having prior surgery of septoplasty, septoplasty combined with RFIT or RFIT alone