Table 1

Sample characteristics by asthma control*

Adult sample (n=300)Parent sample† (n=221)
Uncontrolled (n=72)Partly controlled
Well controlled (n=114)Uncontrolled (n=99)Partly controlled (n=66)Well controlled (n=56)
Age of survey respondent (mean (SD))33 (8)37 (10)39 (34)37 (8)39 (9)43 (9)
Female (%)324050
Chinese (%)757985847473
Married (%)696350
Employment status (%)
 Employed full time1834327147
 Employed part time795754725357
Education level (%)
Employed full time
 No formal education1
 Primary to junior college‡284150313836
 University and above725850676264
Monthly income (%)
 Less than $2999141833132029
 $10 000 and above1844191514
 Prefer not to answer12614
  • *Columns may not sum up to 100 due to rounding.

  • †Sample characteristics are representative of the parents who responded on behalf of their children.

  • ‡This includes junior college, the Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (A-Level) examination, polytechnic education, diplomas, vocational training, and Institute of Technical Education (ITE) education. The A-Level is a national examination held annually in Singapore. The examination is taken by school candidates on the completion of preuniversity education at junior colleges, centralised institutions, and Integrated Programmes, and is also open to private candidates. ITE is a public vocational education institution agency in Singapore that provides pre-employment training to secondary school graduates, and continuing education and training to working adults.