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Table 1 Descriptive values for foreign and US born members of the study population

From: Native and foreign born as predictors of pediatric asthma in an Asian immigrant population: a cross sectional survey

  Foreign Born Born in the USA P value Total (n = 204)
Site    0.084  
   South Cove 80.0% (n = 52) 68.3% (n = 95)   72.1% (n = 147)
   New England Medical Ctr. 20.0% (n = 13) 31.7% (n = 44)   27.9% (n = 57)
Language of Respondent    0.191  
   Chinese 49.2% (n = 32) 59.0% (n = 82)   55.9% (n = 114)
   English 50.8% (n = 33) 41.0% (n = 57)   44.1% (n = 90)
Race of Child     
   Asian 100.0% (n = 65) 100.0% (n = 139)   100.0% (n = 204)
Age of Respondent    0.374  
   Answered by parent/guardian 41.5% (n = 27) 48.2% (n = 67)   46.1% (n = 94)
   Answered by child > 11 58.5% (n = 38) 51.8% (n = 72)   53.9% (n = 110)
Sex of Child    0.130  
   Male 52.3% (n = 34) 41.0% (n = 57)   44.6% (n = 91)
   Female 47.7% (n = 31) 59.0% (n = 82)   55.4% (n = 113)
Child with Diagnosed Asthma    < 0.001  
   No 90.8% (n = 59) 66.9% (n = 91)   74.6% (n = 150)
   Yes 9.2% (n = 6) 33.1% (n = 45)   25.4% (n = 51)
Child with possible undiag. Asthma    0.476  
   No 93.8% (n = 61) 96.3% (n = 130)   95.5% (n = 191)
   Yes 6.2% (n = 4) 3.7% (n = 5)   4.5% (n = 9)
Child with diag. Allergies    0.183  
   No 79.7% (n = 51) 70.8% (n = 97)   73.6% (n = 148)
   Yes 20.3% (n = 13) 29.2% (n = 40)   26.4% (n = 53)
Child with family members who have asthma    0.007  
   No 96.8% (n = 61) 83.2% (n = 114)   87.5% (n = 175)
   Yes 3.2% (n = 2) 16.8% (n = 23)   12.5% (n = 25)
Home smoking    0.697  
   No 55.4% (n = 36) 58.3% (n = 81)   57.4% (n = 117)
   Yes 44.6% (n = 29) 41.7% (n = 58)   42.6% (n = 87)
Mother smoked during pregnancy    0.328  
   No 100.0% (n = 64) 96.4% (n = 134)   97.5% (n = 198)
   Yes 0.0% (n = 0) 3.6% (n = 5)   2.5% (n = 5)
Pests seen in or around the home    0.292  
   No 64.6% (n = 42) 56.8% (n = 79)   59.3% (n = 121)
   Yes 35.4% (n = 23) 43.2% (n = 60)   40.7% (n = 83)
Home near heavy motor traffic    0.283  
   No 56.9% (n = 37) 64.7% (n = 90)   62.3% (n = 127)
   Yes 43.1% (n = 28) 35.3% (n = 49)   37.7% (n = 77)
Family SES    0.060  
   Low SES 91.9% (n = 57) 81.5% (n = 106)   84.9% (n = 163)
   High SES 8.1% (n = 5) 18.5% (n = 24)   15.1% (n = 29)