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Table 3 Lifetime Prevalence of Asthma Symptoms According to Age, Sex, and City in Colombia (2009–2010, n = 5978)

From: Prevalence of asthma and other allergic conditions in Colombia 2009–2010: a cross-sectional study

Variable No. Yes %a 95% CIb
Age, yr      
1 - 4 466 175 36.51 31.83 41.19
5 – 17 1486 469 30.48 24.14 36.81
18 - 59 4026 780 18.83 17.52 20.14
Gender      
Male 2370 584 22.85 19.95 25.75
Female 3608 840 23.09 20.72 25.46
City      
Barranquilla 700 169 22.10 18.74 25.45
Bogotá 2392 527 21.71 19.04 24.38
Cali 1021 283 26.22 23.18 29.26
Bucaramanga 453 137 28.37 23.12 33.63
San Andrés 401 91 23.09 17.93 28.26
Medellín 1011 217 23.13 17.10 29.16
Overall c 5978 1424 22.97 21.11 24.83
  1. a Weighted Percentage (city, age and gender distribution of the general population).
  2. b CI: Confidence Interval.
  3. c Adjusted by age, sex and city.