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Table 1 Demographic data and selected health-related information on study participants

From: High burden of atopy in immigrant families in substandard apartments in Sweden – on the contribution of bad housing to poor health in vulnerable populations

  All Children Male children Female children Mothers Fathers
N (650) 359 190 (53%) 169 (47%) 130 100
Born in Sweden 318 (89%) 169 (89%) 150 (89%) 0 0
Age(yrs ± SD) 7.06 (3.8) 6.9 (3.8) 7.3 (3.8) 32.7 (6.1) 39.3 (9.0)
Crowded living quarters (%) 255 (71%) 133 (70) 122 (72) 90 (69) 73 (73)
Asthma (phys-diag.) 83 (23%) 50 (26%) 33 (19.5%) 6 (5%) 7 (7%)
Asthma medication 54 (15%) 35 (18%) 19 (11%) n.a. n.a
  1. Family origin: Iraq (30%); Lebanon (25%); Balkans (17%); other Near and Middle East countries (Iran, Jordan, Syria) (11%); Somalia (9%); other countries (Afghanistan, Pakistan, Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Turkey, Italy, Slovakia, Chile, and South Africa) (8%)