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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics of study participants of the German National Health Telephone Interview Survey (GEDA) 2010

From: Major comorbid conditions in asthma and association with asthma-related hospitalizations and emergency department admissions in adults: results from the German national health telephone interview survey (GEDA) 2010

Characteristics Current asthma population Total population
  (N = 1136) (N = 22050)
Sex, % (n)   
 Women 61.1 (737) 51.5 (12483)
Age, in years   
 Mean (±SD) 52.1 (±18.2) 49.0 (±17.9)
 Range (18–95) (18–99)
Age groups, % (n)   
 18–29 years 13.4 (171) 16.9 (3831)
 30–44 years 21.5 (276) 25.9 (6096)
 45–64 years 35.3 (440) 32.7 (7980)
 ≥65 years 29.8 (249) 24.4 (4143)
BMI status, % (n)   
 <25 kg/m2 39.3 (488) 47.8 (11322)
 25 – <30 kg/m2 36.7 (387) 36.3 (7338)
 ≥30 kg/m2 24.0 (237) 15.8 (2931)
Educational attainment,% (n)   
 Primary 27.1 (126) 22.1 (2082)
 Middle 55.7 (625) 55.5 (11076)
 High 17.3 (384) 22.3 (8865)
Smoking status, % (n)   
 Current 29.7 (322) 30.0 (6291)
 Former 31.0 (338) 26.6 (5881)
 Never 39.3 (476) 43.4 (9873)
  1. Weighted percentage (%), unweighted n may not add up to total N due to unknown or missing responses excluded from the analysis.