Table 1

Socio-demographic characteristics of participating children
All Participants (Nicosia & Limassol) Sub group of children participating in SPT
N=2216 N= 797
Participant Characteristics (%)
Sex Male 50.5 50.3
Country of Birth Cyprus 95.3 95.4
Sibling Order 1st 38.7 39.4
2nd 34.3 33.7
3rd or more 27.0 26.9
Family history of Allergies Yes 37.0 41.8**
Urban/rural residence Urban 66.5 64.7
Highest level of parental education None or Primary 1.4 1.0
Secondary 44.9 40.2
Tertiary 53.7 58.8**
Parental smoking Yes 39.0 36.7
Mother smoking during pregnancy Yes 2.9 2.8
Mode of delivery Normal 68.3 68.1
Caesarean 31.7 31.9
Birth weight <2500gr Yes 13.9 14.3
Exclusive Breastfeeding for > 2 months Yes 40.9 46.1**
Nursery attendance in first year of life Yes 9.2 9.6
Bedroom sharing Yes 37.4 38.5

*, ** P-value <0.05 and <0.01 respectively in chi-squared test comparing the sub-group who underwent SPT with all participants.

Kolokotroni et al.

Kolokotroni et al. BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:179   doi:10.1186/1471-2431-12-179

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