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Table 1 Ethnic differences in the characteristics of the children

From: Suboptimal asthma care for immigrant children: results of an audit study

Characteristics Total (n = 35) ethnic Dutch (n = 12) Surinamese/Antillean (n = 12) 'Other non-western' (n = 11) χ2 (p-value)
Age in years* (n = 35) 10 (8–12) 10.5 (6.25–14.25) 10.5 (8.25–13.00) 9 (6–10) 3.182 (0.204)
Gender (n = 35)      3.914 (0.141)
   Female 51.4% 58.3% 66.7% 27.3%  
   Male 48.6% 41.7% 33.3% 72.7%  
Severity of symptoms (n = 29)      1.824 (0.768)
   Mild 44.8% 55.6% 41.7% 37.5%  
   Intermittent 27.6% 11.1% 33.3% 37.5%  
   Persistent 27.6% 33.3% 25.0% 25.0%  
Health professionals (n = 35)      4.996 (0.288)
   GP 51.4% 66.7% 41.7% 45.5%  
   GP & specialist 17.1% 0.0% 33.3% 18.2%  
   Specialist 31.4% 33.3% 25.0% 36.4%  
  1. * Medians with Interquartile Range, analyzed with Kruskal-Wallis test