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Table 4 The percentage of core asthma symptoms and other respiratory symptoms in children compared by bakhour use

From: Home exposure to Arabian incense (bakhour) and asthma symptoms in children: a community survey in two regions in Oman

  Bakhour use  
  Yes (n = 2227)
%
No (214)
%
P-value
Core asthma symptoms    
12-month prevalence of:    
   ▪ Any wheeze 13.1 16.8 0.055
   ▪ Exercise induced wheeze 7.9 11.2 0.097
   ▪ Night cough in absence of cold 20.5 18.2 0.434
   ▪ More than 3 wheezing episodes 2.4 1.9 0.721
   ▪ Sleep disturbance one night or more/week 1.1 0.9 0.846
   ▪ Speech limiting wheeze 1.4 0.9 0.580
Ever had asthma 16.8 16.8 0.992
Additional Respiratory symptoms    
12-month prevalence of:    
   ▪ Wheeze during cold or flu 10.9 9.8 0.621
   ▪ Cough and phlegm with colds 23.9 19.2 0.119
   ▪ Cough and phlegm without colds 11.3 7.0 0.054
Ever woken up with shortness of breath 10.8 10.7 0.990
Ever woke up with chest tightness 7.0 5.1 0.292