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Table 1 General characteristics of the asthmatic children and adolescents

From: Mothers impose physical activity restrictions on their asthmatic children and adolescents: an analytical cross-sectional study

  Offspring
Total (n) 115
Age - years (average ± sd ) 13,06 ± 2.12
Gender (M/F) 67/48
Weight - Kg (average ± sd) 47.5 ± 11.8
Height- cm (average ± sd) 155.7 ± 9.2
BMI – Kg/cm 2 (average ± sd) 19.3 ± 3.2
Severity of the asthma – n (%)  
Intermittent and mild persistent 70 (61%)
Moderate and severe 45 (39%)
Medication - n ( % )  
No medication 7 (6%)
Only beta2-bronchodilators for relief 77 (67%)
Preventive treatment* 31 (27%)
Monthly family income - n (% )  
≤ 1 minimum wage 54 (47%)
> 1 < 2 minimum wage 42 (37%)
≥ 2 minimum wage 19 (16%)
  1. *Inhaled steroids, whether or not associated with long-acting beta2 adrenergic bronchodilators. Minimum monthly wage at the time of the survey = 280 U$ dollars. Standard deviation.