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Table 2 Family and environmental characteristics of children with severe asthma (SA) and non-severe persistent asthma (NSPA)

From: Severe asthma features in children: a case–control online survey

  SA NSPA p
(n = 41) (n = 78)
Family characteristics    
 At least one parent born in Italy 37 (90) 73 (94) 0.5
 Parental education beyond high school 6 (15) 19 (24) 0.2
 At least one asthmatic parent 36 (88) 71 (91) 0.7
 Parents with workdays lost during the past year 16 (39) 16 (21) 0.049
Environmental characteristics    
 At least one smoking parent 22 (54) 28 (36) 0.08
 Number of cohabitants 3 (1–7) 3 (1–6) 1
 Dampness in the home 17 (41) 27 (35) 0.5
 Pets at home 10 (24) 23 (29) 0.7
 Heavy traffic in the residence street 8 (19) 13 (17) 0.8
  1. Data are presented as number of patients (%) or median values (range)