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Table 2 Population characteristics of children living in urban and rural areas 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 Year 2008
  Urban
n = 3600
%
Rural
n = 1296
%
Urban
n = 1410
%
Rural
n = 732
%
Sex (female) 50.6 49.2 50.1 48.4
District Residence (Nicosia) 53.0 52.9 67.4 69.3
Country of Birth (Cyprus) 94.6 97.1** 94.1 97.5††
Family History of atopy 35.2 31.0** 38.4 30.7††
Parental Smoking at home 47.9 48.7 38.4 42.5
Maternal smoking in pregnancy 2.6 1.5* 3.3 2.0
  1. *, ** p < 0.05 and p < 0.01 respectively of chi-square test comparing participants characteristics among those living in urban and rural areas at the 2000 survey
  2. †, †† p <0.05 and p < 0.01 respectively of chi-square test comparing participant characteristics among those living in urban and rural areas at the 2008 survey