Table 1: Demographic data and associated comorbidities in patients and control groups.

Asthmatic ( )Control ( )t

Age 0.27>0.05
BMI 1.43>0.05
M/F1.1 : 101 : 01.1
Age at diagnosis
Urban/rural28 : 22 (1.27 : 1)27 : 23 (1.17 : 1)
Associated nasal allergy27 (54%)2 (4%)<0.001*
Atopic dermatitis17 (34%)5 (10%)<0.001*
Immediate family history of asthma18 (36%)1 (2%)<0.001*
Smoking parents1 (2%)7 (14%)

(*) is significant.
There was no significant difference in age and BMI between asthmatic children and the controls while there was significant increase in the incidence of associated nasal allergy, atopic dermatitis, and family history of asthma in asthmatic children than in the control group. On the other hand the incidence of smoking parents was higher in control group than in the asthmatic group.