Table 1

Demographics and clinical characteristics (n=803)

Female, n (%)417 (51.9)
Age, mean (SD) years7.13 (0.77)
School attendance, n (%)700 (87.2)
Anthropometry
Weight-for-age z-score, mean (SD)−1.10 (0.89)
Height-for-age z-score, mean (SD)−1.04 (0.90)
MUAC, mean (SD) cm*15.98 (1.26)
Chronic respiratory symptoms n (%)
Wheeze ever97 (12.1)
Current wheeze (in the past 12 months)57 (7.1)
Severe asthma (in the past 12 months)31 (3.9)
Wheeze with exercise44 (5.5)
Dry cough at night145 (18.1)
Chronic cough64 (8.0)
Chronic sputum production13 (1.6)
Chronic shortness of breath49 (6.1)
Any chronic respiratory symptom133 (16.6)
  • *MUAC measurement available for 789 participants.

  • MUAC, mid-upper arm circumference.