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Table 1 Population characteristics in the 2000 and 2008 surveys

From: Temporal changes in the prevalence of childhood asthma and allergies in urban and rural areas of Cyprus: results from two cross sectional studies

  Year 2000
n = 4944
(82% of invited)
% (CI)
Year 2008
n = 2216
(48% of invited)
% (CI)
Sex (female) 50.3
(48.9-51.7)
49.4
(47.3-51.5)
Residence (urban) 73.5
(72.3-74.7)
65.8**
(63.8-67.8)
District Residence (Nicosia) 52.9
(51.5-54.3)
66.0**
(64.0-68.0)
Country of Birth (Cyprus) 94.9
(94.3-95.5)
95.3
(94.4-96.2)
Positive Family History of Atopy 34.1
(32.8-35.4)
37.0*
(35.0-39.0)
Parental smoking at home 48.0
(46.6-49.4)
39.9**
(37.9-41.9)
Maternal Smoking in Pregnancy 2.3
(1.9-2.7)
2.9
(2.2-3.6)
  1. *, ** p < 0.05 and p < 0.01 respectively in chi-square tests comparing differences between participant characteristics between years 2000 and 2008