Table 2—

Prevalence of wheeze, night wheeze and severe wheeze (video questionnaire) by socioeconomic deprivation in Cape Town adolescents

Deprivation band (n)EverRecentFrequent
Subjects n4706#4688#4676#
Wheeze
 1 (246)16.79.82.9
 2 (247)11.37.31.6
 3 (225)13.88.44.9
 4 (251)14.78.02.8
 5 (193)10.47.81.6
 6 (261)10.36.96.2
 7 (338)8.65.43.3
 8 (399)10.87.05.1
 9 (855)8.24.94.2
 10 (1691)9.15.83.8
 Total10.26.43.8
Night wheeze
 110.24.90.8
 27.32.80.8
 37.62.71.3
 47.22.81.2
 510.95.22.1
 66.13.53.1
 75.62.71.8
 84.83.22.3
 96.43.92.8
 108.34.53.9
 Total7.43.92.7
Severe wheeze
 111.05.71.6
 211.37.32.4
 315.18.01.8
 414.39.23.2
 510.45.22.6
 68.45.05.5
 78.63.61.5
 88.53.83.1
 98.94.83.4
 108.84.64.2
 Total9.75.13.4
  • Data are presented as %

  • #Totals for wheeze (totals for other symptoms vary slightly)

  • : Stratum distribution for wheeze ever (other stratum distributions vary slightly)