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Table 1 Distribution of children by socio demographic characteristics

From: Prevalence and associated factors of wheezing illnesses of children aged three to five years living in under-served settlements of the Colombo Municipal Council in Sri Lanka: a cross-sectional study

Characteristic Number (N = 460) Percentage (%)
Age (in completed years)
 3 up to 4 years 223 48.5
 4 up to 5 years 237 51.5
Sex
 Male 236 51.3
 Female 224 48.7
Ethnicity
 Sri Lankan Tamil 183 39.8
 Sinhalese 126 27.4
 Muslim 141 30.6
 Indian Tamil 5 1.1
 Burgher 5 1.1
Having siblings
 Yes 342 74.3
 No 118 25.7
Attended preschool
 Yes 262 57.0
 No 198 43.0