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Table 2 Distribution of main sociodemographic and clinical characteristics according to current asthma control

From: The impact of allergic rhinitis on the management of asthma in a working population

  Control current asthma Partly/no controlled current asthma  
  N = 127 N = 208  
  n % n % P value
Sex      ns
 Men 81 63.8 119 57.2  
 Women 46 36.2 89 42.8  
Age      ns
  < 25 years 18 14.2 45 21.6  
 25–34 years 42 33.1 53 25.5  
 35–44 years 35 27.6 56 26.9  
 45–54 years 24 18.9 44 21.1  
  > 55 years 8 6.3 10 4.8  
Smoking habits      ns
 Never 48 38.4 85 40.9  
 Past 29 23.2 42 20.2  
 Current 48 38.4 81 38.9  
Body Mass Index (kg/m2)      
 Underweight (<18.5) 7 5.8 15 7.6  
 Normal (18.5–25) 64 53.3 97 49.0  
 Overweight (25–30) 38 31.7 63 31.8  
 Obese (>30) 11 9.2 23 11.6  
Hospitalization during the last 12 months 11 8.7 50 24.0 <0.001
Emergency visits during the last 12 months 18 14.2 42 20.2 ns
Pulmonary function      ns
  ≤ 70 % 24 21.2 24 12.2  
 71–79 % 40 35.4 76 38.8  
  ≥ 80 % 49 43.4 96 49.0  
Rhinitis allergic 92 72.4 152 75.0 ns
Occupational categories      ns
 Managers 12 9.5 22 10.8  
 Intermediate and supervisory 32 25.4 44 21.6  
 Office and sales personnel 41 32.5 62 30.4  
 Skilled laborers 22 17.5 44 21.6  
 Unskilled laborers 19 15.1 32 15.7  
Industries      ns
 Agriculture - - - -  
 Manufacturing industries 23 18.4 36 17.5  
 Construction industry 13 10.4 21 10.2  
 Trade 20 16.0 28 13.6  
 Transportation 6 4.8 6 2.9  
 Personal service activities 6 4.8 7 3.4  
 Real estate, business activities 19 15.2 43 20.9  
 Finance 5 4.0 8 3.9  
 Education, health, social 16 12.8 32 15.5  
 Administration 16 12.8 24 11.6