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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the total population n = 338

From: Asthma medication in children who are overweight/obese: justified treatment?

Age (years) 8.9 (5.4)
Male n (%) 209 (61.8)
Height (cm) 136.9 (99.5–196)
Height-sds 0.02 (−2.95–2.65)
Weight (kg) 39.3 (15.7–127.0)
BMI (kg/m2) 20.63 (16.65–39.81)
BMI-sds 1.99 (1.11–5.24)
BMI-categories
 - Overweight 228 (67.5)
 - Obesity 110 (32.5)
Spirometry performed 251 (74.3)
Prescribed asthma medication 313 (92.6)
 - β2-agonists 100 (29.6)
 - ICS 38 (11.2)
 - Both 175 (51.8)
 - No 25 (7.4)
  1. Data presented as number (%) or median with range, age presented as median with interquartile range. Sds standard deviation score, BMI body mass index, ICS Inhaled Corticosteroids