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Table 1 Sociodemographic and other characteristics of participants

From: Obesity/overweight and asthma control in LEBANESE adults: a cross-sectional study

Variables   Total
N = 183
n (%)
Age
 18–45   110 (60.10)
  > 45   73 (39.9)
Gender
 Females   120 (65.57)
 Males   63 (34.42)
Graduate studies* (yes)   135 (73.77)
Health related characteristics   
Allergic sensitization** (yes)   147 (80.32)
Childhood asthma (yes)   58 (31.69)
Smoking status (cigarettes or waterpipe (Yes)   41 (22.40)
Compliance with treatment^ (yes)   117 (63.93)
Clinical Profile   
Body Mass Index (BMI) categories   
Normal weight (BMI < 25)   90 (49.2)
Overweight (25 ≤ BMI < 30)   65 (35.5)
Obese (BMI ≥ 30)   28 (15.3)
  1. *Any graduate studies after high school
  2. ** Allergic sensitization confirmed by skin testing or specific IgE measurement
  3. ^Compliance is evaluated by number of refills for medication as well as direct interviewing