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Table 3 Most common diagnosis pre- and post-index, private practitioner setting

From: The disease burden of pertussis in adults 50 years old and older in the United States: a retrospective study

Diagnoses Patient count % of Total
Pre-Index Period  
Total Unique Patients in the Population 5,490  
Patients with ≥ 1 Pertussis-like event 3,140 57
Acute Respiratory: 2,857 52
 COUGH 1,350 25
 UPPER RESPIRATORY TRACT INFECTION 1,004 18
 ACUTE BRONCHITIS 938 17
 ASTHMA 449 8
 ALLERGY 413 8
 LOWER RESPIRATORY TRACT INFECTION 387 7
 OTHER PNEUMONIA 313 6
Other : 1,798 33
 HYPERTENSION 579 11
 SHORTNESS OF BREATH 368 7
 HIGH CHOLESTEROL 316 6
 GERD 290 5
 CHEST PAIN 266 5
 COPD AND OTHER ALLIED CONDITIONS 229 4
 DIABETES 224 4
 LUMBAR STRAIN OR BACK PAIN 171 3
Post-Index Period  
Total Unique Patients in the Population 5,490 100
Acute Respiratory: 5,053 92
 WHOOPING COUGH-UNSPECIFIED ORGANISM 2,224 41
 COUGH 2,222 40
 UPPER RESPIRATORY TRACT INFECTION 770 14
 ACUTE BRONCHITIS 694 13
 WHOOPING COUGH-BORDETELLA PERTUSSIS 605 11
 ASTHMA 551 10
 OTHER PNEUMONIA 468 9
 ALLERGY 404 7
 LOWER RESPIRATORY TRACT INFECTION 359 7
 PNEUMONIA IN WHOOPING COUGH 237 4
Other: 2,309 42
 HYPERTENSION 851 16
 HIGH CHOLESTEROL 495 9
 SHORTNESS OF BREATH 445 8
 DIABETES 421 8
 GERD 421 8
 COPD AND OTHER ALLIED CONDITIONS 388 7
 CHEST PAIN 300 5
  1. Patients may be counted in multiple types of diagnoses. Therefore, the sum of the sub-classifications may total more than the total unique patients.
  2. Diagnoses in >2% of patients are listed.