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Table 1 Characteristics of the children in the focus groups (n = 25)

From: How does asthma influence the daily life of children? Results of focus group interviews

Age, mean (range) 8.5 (6 - 11)
Gender  
   Males (%) 16 (64)
GINA category asthmatic disease1, n (%)  
   Intermittent 6 (24)
   Mild 6 (24)
   Moderate 9 (36)
   Severe 4 (16)
Educational level mother2, n (%)  
   Low 7 (28)
   Middle 14 (56)
   High 3 (12)
   Missing 1 ( 4)
Educational level father2, n (%)  
   Low 7 (28)
   Middle 5 (20)
   High 12 (48)
   Unknown 1 ( 4)
Family structure, n (%)  
   2 parents 21 (84)
   Single parent 4 (16)
  1. 1 GINA: Global Initiative for Asthma (10); 2 education level was classified as low (pre-primary, primary, and lower secondary education), middle (upper secondary education), and high (pre-university education, higher vocational education, and university)