Table 1: Sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of 256 asthmatic children.

CharacteristicsChildren under 12 years ( )Children 12 years or older ( ) value*All children ( )
(%) (%) (%)

Female93 (46.27%)20 (36.36%)0.19113 (44.14%)
Socioeconomic status
 Richest12 (5.97%)14 (25.45%)<0.0126 (10.16%)
 Rich31 (15.42%)12 (21.82%)0.6043 (16.80%)
 Middle75 (37.31%)3 (5.45%)<0.0178 (30.47%)
 Poorer/poorest83 (41.29%)26 (47.27%)Ref.109 (42.58%)
Presence of allergic rhinitis 128 (63.68%)42 (76.36%)0.08170 (66.41%)
Inadequate asthma control109 (54.23%)35 (63.64%)<0.01155 (60.55%)

Chi-square test; Ref: reference level for analysis.