Table 1

Patient demographics and clinical asthma characteristics (N = 450)
Variable Levels
Age, (Mean ± SD) 42.3 ± 16.7
Duration of illness in weeks (Mean ± SD) 155.90 ± 127.13)
Gender % Female 60.9
Education level No school 44.0
High school or less 42.0
University 13.8
Missing 0.2
Employment Status Employee 31.8
Student 6.9
Housewife 52.0
Non-employee 4.7
Other 4.4
Missing 0.2
Follow up consistently with doctor 60.0
Follow-up clinic PHC/Family Medicine 46.2
Pulmonary 10.2
Internal Medicine 1.8
Other 1.8
No follow-up 40.0
No education about asthma 51.6
No education about medication (devices) 40.7
ED visits <3 61.3
≥3 36.7
Missing 2.0
Asthma control Uncontrolled 23.3
Partially controlled 74.4
Completely control 1.8
Missing 0.5

All percentage rounded to one decimal.

AL-Jahdali et al.

AL-Jahdali et al. BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2012 12:80   doi:10.1186/1471-2466-12-80

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