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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of survey participants by gender

From: Pharmacoepidemiology of common colds and upper respiratory tract infections in children and adolescents in Germany

  Boys Girls
n % (95% CI) n % (95% CI)
Age ( years)     
0-2 1397 13.6 (13.2, 13.9) 1373 13.6 (13.2, 14.0)
3–6 1925 21.0 (20.7, 21.3) 1907 21.1 (20.8, 21.4)
7-10 2103 21.7 (21.4, 22.1) 2004 21.8 (21.4, 22.1)
11-13 1572 17.3 (17.0, 17.6) 1468 17.3 (17.0, 17.7)
14-17 1883 26.4 (25.8, 27.0) 1818 26.3 (25.7, 26.9)
Region     
East 2889 16.5 (12.3, 21.9) 2847 16.5 (12.3, 21.9)
West 5991 83.5 (78.1, 87.7) 5723 83.5 (78.1, 87.7)
Urbanity     
Rural town 1958 17.9 (12.6, 27.8) 1939 17.9 (12.6, 24.8)
Small town 2337 27.6 (20.9, 35.6) 2229 27.2 (20.5, 35.1)
Medium-sized town 2498 29.0 (22.2, 37.0) 2475 29.3 (22.4, 37.2)
Large city 2087 25.5 (25.5, 19.0) 1927 25.6 (19.1, 33.5)
Immigration background     
Yes 1350 17.4 (15.4, 19.6) 1230 16.9 (14.9, 19.1)
No 7498 82.6 (80.4, 84.6) 7592 83.1 (80.9, 85.1)
Social class     
Low 2454 27.7 (26.1, 29.4) 2306 27.3 (25.9, 28.8)
Intermediate 4011 45.2 (43.7, 46.8) 3890 45.7 (44.1, 47.2)
High 2185 27.0 (25.2, 29.0) 2181 27.1 (25.2, 29.0)
Total 8880 100 8570 100
  1. n unweighted; % weighted.
  2. German Health Interview and Examination Survey for Children and Adolescents (KiGGS), 2003–2006.