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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of participants (N = 600)

From: Sensitization to common aeroallergens in a population of young adults in a sub-Saharan Africa setting: a cross-sectional study

Variables Number Percentage
Gender   
 Male 295 49.2
 Female 305 50.8
Age (years)   
 <20 79 13.2
 20–24 359 59.8
 25–29 158 26.3
 ≥30 4 0.7
Family atopy   
 Yes 221 36.8
 No 379 63.2
Diagnosed asthma   
 Yes 39 6.5
 No 561 93.5
Allergic rhinitis   
 Yes 87 14.5
 No 513 85.5
Atopic dermatitis   
 Yes 51 8.5
 No 549 91.5
Allergic conjunctivitis   
 Yes 37 6.2
 No 563 93.8
Smoking   
 Yes 11 1.8
 No 589 98.2
Alcohol consumption   
 Yes 46 7.7
 No 554 92.3
Moulds   
 Yes 352 58.7
 No 248 41.3
Carpet at home   
 Yes 397 66.2
 No 203 33.8
Allergic rhinitis symptoms   
 Yes 301 50.2
 No 299 49.8
Wheezing the last 12 months   
 Yes 50 8.3
 No 550 91.7