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Table 2 Children’s anthropometric, parental atopic history and indoor environment characteristics in various exposure times according to parental educational level

From: Parental education moderates the association between indoor moisture environment and asthma in adolescents: the Greek Global Asthma Network (GAN) cross-sectional study

  Parental educational level  
  Primary or secondary*
(n = 652)
Tertiary**
(n = 1282)
p
Adolescent’s asthmatic history (Yes, n, %) 50 (7.7) 122 (9.5) 0.178
Adolescent’s wheeze in the past 12 months (Yes, n%) 45 (6.9) 75 (5.9) 0.374
Children’s BMI (kg/m2) 21.54 (3.72) 20.71 (3.43)  < 0.001
Having an older sibling (Yes, n, %) 205 (31.5) 358 (28.0) 0.05
Adolescent’s allergic rhinitis history (Yes, n, %) 195 (30.0) 372 (29.1) 0.711
Adolescent’s eczema history (Yes, n, %) 67 (10.3) 168 (13.1) 0.07
Pet ownership (Yes, n, %) 205 (31.5) 358 (28.0) 0.05
Parental atopic history (Yes, n, %) 538 (82.3) 1020 (79.6) 0.087
Parental ever smoking (Yes, n, %) 408 (62.5) 674 (52.6)  < 0.001
Parental atopic history (Yes, n, %) 116 (17.7) 262 (20.4) 0.164
Cooking with fuels (Yes, n, %) 344 (53.0) 648 (50.6) 0.335
Exposure to dampness and/or mould (Yes, n, %)    
Current exposure 141 (21.6) 319 (24.9) 0.104
Exposure during pregnancy 51 (7.8) 88 (6.9) 0.452
Exposure during the 1st year of the child’s life 84 (12.8) 146 (11.4) 0.373
  1. * up to 9 years of education ** university/college/post-graduate studies