Table 3

Knowledge of the triggers of asthma among pupils in the two districts
Reported trigger factors Bagamoyo n (%) Ilala n (%) P Value
Dust/kapok tree dust 67 (10) 117 (17.5) < 0.0001
Cat hairs/fur 68 (10.2) 80 (12.0) 0.297
Cold whether 29 (4.3) 37 (5.6) 0.316
Prawns 18 (2.7) 13 (2.0) 0.468
Exercise 9 (1.3) 17 (2.6) 0.118
Fumes/perfumes 3 (0.5) 11 (1.6) 0.034
Aspirin 4 (0.6) 5 (0.8) 0.753
Cigarette smoke 5 (0.75) 4 (0.6) 1.0
Cough 0 4 (0.6) 0.062
Don’t know 467 (69.7) 400 (60.0) <0.001
Total 670 (100) 668 (100)

Shimwela et al.

Shimwela et al. BMC Public Health 2014 14:387   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-14-387

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