Table 1

Participant demographic characteristics
Characteristics (N=32) n %
Index child demographics
Gender (male) 20 (63%)
Age in years (median, (range)) 7 (4–11 yrs.)
Asthma control
Ever hospitalised for asthma? (Yes) 21 (66%)
Speech limiting wheeze in the last 12 months? (Yes) 20 (63%)
Attacks of wheezing in the last 12 months:
1-3 attacks 5 (16%)
4-12 attacks 9 (28%)
> 12 attacks 18 (56%)
Main caregiver
Age in years (median, (range)) 35 (23–59 yrs.)
Secondary School Education:
No NZ qualification (<3 years) 13 (41%)
Minimum NZ qualification (3 years) 7 (22%)
Higher NZ qualification (4–5 years) 11 (34%)
Overseas secondary school qualification 1 (3%)
Employment Status:
Paid employment 19 (59%)
Stay-at-home parent/ caregiver 12 (38%)
Student 1 (3%)
Socioeconomic position
Community Service Card Eligibility 26 (81%)
NZiDep Index [73]:
0 deprivation characteristics 1 (3%)
1 deprivation characteristic 4 (13%)
2 deprivation characteristics 5 (16%)
3 or 4 deprivation characteristics 3 (9%)
5+ deprivation characteristics 19 (59%)
Home Ownership (with or without mortgage) 15 (47%)
Household Crowding:
1-2 people per bedroom 25 (78%)
3 or more people per bedroom 6 (19%)
No-response 1 (3%)

Jones et al.

Jones et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:228   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-228

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