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Table 3 Physical activity and cold symptoms

From: Parents and adolescents preferences for asthma control: a best-worst scaling choice experiment using an orthogonal main effects design

Characteristic Parents (n = 50) Adolescents (n = 54) P-value
n % n %
Parent report of child’s physical activity compared with other children of same age 0.25
  Much more active 13 26.0 17 31.5  
  Moderately more active 9 18.0 10 18.5  
  Equally active 18 36.0 14 25.9  
  Moderately less active 7 14.0 13 24.1  
  Not sure 3 6.0 0 0.0  
Child catches colds, flu or respiratory infections more easily than other children 29 58.0 29 53.7 0.70
Frequency of colds in last 6 months 0.88
  Never 4 8.0 5 9.3  
  1 to 2 times 23 46.0 28 51.9  
  3 to 4 times 14 28.0 14 25.9  
  More than 4 times 9 18.0 7 13.0  
Number of days cold lasts
  3 to 5 days 19 38.0 28 51.9 0.49
  6 to 7 days 15 30.0 11 20.4  
  More than a week 12 24.0 10 18.5  
  Not applicable 4 8.0 5 9.3  
Worsening of asthma due to colds 41 82.0 40 74.1 0.67
Frequency of asthma worsening due to colds in last 6 months 0.41
  Never 14 28.0 18 33.3  
  About half of the times child has a cold 13 26.0 14 25.9  
  Every time child has a cold 20 40.0 22 40.7  
  Other 3 6.0 0 0.0  
  1. P value from Fishers Exact test