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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the study population and subsets of the population used in the analyses in this study.

From: Screening for asthma in Cantonese-speaking immigrant children

  Basic Protocol (n = 63) Expanded Protocol (n = 89) Total (n = 152) Spirometry (n= 67)
Age     
   Less than 11 39.7% (25) 37.1% (33) 38.2% (58) 40.3% (27)
   11 and older 60.3% (38) 62.9% (56) 61.8% (94) 59.7% (40)
Sex     
   Female 50.8% (32) 50.6% (45) 50.7% (77) 58.2% (39)
   Male 49.2% (31) 49.4% (44) 49.3% (75) 41.8% (28)
Birthplace     
   Native-born 57.1% (36) 50.6% (45) 53.3% (81) 59.7% (40)
   Foreign-born 42.9% (27) 49.4% (44) 46.7% (71) 40.3% (27)
Preferred Language     
   Cantonese 61.9% (39) 53.9% (48) 57.2% (87) 55.2% (37)
   English 38.1% (24) 46.1% (41) 42.8% (65) 44.8% (30)
Smoking     
   Smoker in the home 38.1% (24) 35.2% (31) 36.4% (55) 33.3% (22)
   Smoke-free home 61.9% (39) 64.8% (57) 63.6% (96) 66.7% (44)
Allergies     
   Yes 37.1% (23) 37.5% (33) 37.3% (56) 37.9% (25)
   No 61.9% (39) 62.5% (55) 62.7% (94) 62.1% (41)
Family Asthma     
   Yes 11.1% (7)* 23.9% (21)* 18.5% (28) 19.4% (13)
   No 88.9% (56) 76.1% (67) 81.5% (123) 80.6% (54)
Paternal Education     
   Did not complete high school. 22.9% (11)* 50.0% (34)* 38.8% (45) 39.0% (23)
   Completed high school or above 77.1% (37) 50.0% (34) 61.2% (71) 61.0% (36)
Maternal Education     
   Did not complete high school 25.5% (13)* 47.8% (33)* 38.3% (46) 41.4% (24)
   Completed high school or above 74.5% (38) 52.1% (36) 61.7% (74) 58.6% (34)
BPAS Score     
   Diagnosed asthma 22.2% (14) 30.3% (27) 27.0% (41) 26.9% (18)
   Possible undiagnosed asthma 7.9% (5) 3.4% (3) 5.3% (8) 3.0% (2)
   Probably not asthmatic 69.8% (44) 66.3% (59) 67.8% (103) 70.1% (47)
  1. * p <.05