Table 1

 Proportions in different demographic categories among those with and without a current asthma diagnosis

Asthma(n = 834)No asthma(n = 6609)
*p<0.01.
Sex
    Male40.952.2*
Age (years)
    18–2421.712.4*
    25–4441.844.3
    45–6424.330.2
    65+12.113.1
Education
    Primary school4.64.7
    Secondary/high school54.354.4
    Trade/apprenticeship/certificate16.220.5
    University degree23.719.9
Work status
    Unemployed2.32.6
    Retired/student/home duties31.930.3
    Part time19.917.1
    Full time45.949.9
Income
    <$20 00018.016.9
    >$20 000–40 00015.315.6
    >$40 000–80 00033.534.2
    >$80 00014.620.3
Department of Social Security pension47.944.4