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Table 2 Bivariate analysis of the outcome “Poor Asthma Control” with covariates

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

Variables Poor Asthma
Control
ACT≤19
n = 130
Good Asthma
Control
ACT> 19
n = 53
p-value*
Age category
  ≤ 45 years old 88 (67.69) 42 (32.31) 0.193
  > 45 years old 41 (77.36) 12 (22.64)  
Gender
 Females 90 (69.23) 30 (56.6) 0.103
 Males 40 (30.77) 23 (43.44)  
Body Mass Index (continuous variable) 26.37 ± 3.94 24.03 ± 3.21 < 0.001
Body Mass Index categories    < 0.001
Normal (BMI < 25) 48 (36.9%) 41 (78.8%)  
Overweight (25 ≤ BMI < 30) 57 (43.8%) 8 (15.4%)  
Obese (BMI ≥ 30) 25 (19.2%) 3 (5.8%)  
Graduate studies (yes) 88 (67.69) 37 (69.81) 0.286
Allergy (yes) 102 (79.07) 44 (83.02) 0.486
Childhood asthma (yes) 41 (31.54) 17 (32.08) 0.944
Smoking (yes) 31 (23.85) 10 (18.87) 0.184
Compliance (yes) 60 (46.15) 35 (66.04) 0.015
  1. *Numbers in bold indicate significant p-values