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Table 2 General information of children (n = 150) from whom nasal specimens were obtained

From: Distribution and seasonality of rhinovirus and other respiratory viruses in a cross-section of asthmatic children in Trinidad, West Indies

 

Acute (n= 70)

Stable (n= 80)

P Value

 

No.

%

No.

%

 

Gender

     

Male

52

74.3

62

77.5

0.646

Female

18

25.7

18

22.5

 

Age (years)

     

Mean (SD)

8.0

(3.5)

8.8

(3.2)

0.171

Ethnicity

     

African

29

41.4

29

36.3

0.018

Asian Indian

20

28.6

11

13.8

 

Mixed (African & Asian Indian)

21

30.0

40

50.0

 

Season specimen was collected

     

Dry

21

30.0

17

21.3

0.219

Rainy

49

70.0

63

78.8