Table 1.

Sociodemographic Characteristics of the Study Population (n= 953)

Characteristics Asthma
(n= 440)
Epilepsy
(n = 229)
IDDM
(n = 134)
RHD
(n = 150)
No.%No.%No.%No.%
Age
 ≤5 y25958.910144.11914.221.3
 >5 y18141.112855.911585.814898.7
Sex
 Male26059.113860.35843.37248.0
 Female18040.99139.77656.77852.0
Residence
 Urban19143.49039.39067.26845.3
 Semiurban23152.59139.73526.13926.0
 Rural184.14821.096.74328.7
Paternal illiteracy rate16337.02014.97030.64127.3
Maternal illiteracy rate22551.15037.39441.09563.3
Paternal occupation
 Unemployed337.51.73515.3117.3
 Workers30469.18664.213157.212080.0
 Clerical, technical, professional10323.44735.16327.51912.7
Maternal occupation
 Housewife37885.910981.319283.813187.3
 Workers235.253.7219.2128.0
 Clerical, technical, professional398.92014.9167.074.7
  • * χ2 test was highly significant for all characteristics.