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Table 1 Description of the study population, all women (N = 1,082)

From: Effects of indoor air pollution on respiratory symptoms of non-smoking women in Niš, SerbiaEffetti dell'inquinamento nell’aria di ambienti confinati sui sintomi respiratori di donne non fumatrici residenti a Niš, Serbia

Medical characteristics N (%) of women
Cough 362 (33.4)
Phlegm 193 (17.8)
Blocked-runny nose 177 (16.4)
Wheezing 89 (8.2)
Shortness of breath 355 (32.8)
Doctor-diagnosed asthma 211 (19.5)
Doctor-diagnosed bronchitis 132 (12.1)
Doctor-diagnosed allergic rhinitis 455 (42.1)
Doctor-diagnosed sinusitis 342 (31.6)
Doctor-diagnosed pneumonia 32 (2.9)
Exposure variables
   ETS at home 350 (32.3)
   Use of biomass fuels 357 (32.9)
   Home dampness 349 (32.3)
   Keeping of pets 511 (47.2)
Confounding variables
Age
   20-30 years 516 (47.7)
   31-40 years 566 (52.3)
Education
   < 12 grades 405 (37.4)
   > 12 grades 677 (62.6)
Family history of respiratory illnesses 397 (36.6)
  1. Definition of abbreviation: ETS, environmental tobacco smoke.