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Table 1 Participants' demographic information (N = 146)

From: The use of mobile phone functionalities by patients with asthma and their desire to use for self-care purposes

Demographic variable Frequency Percentage
Gender   
 Female 91 62.3
 Male 55 37.7
Age (years)   
 25 and younger 48 32.9
 25–45 67 45.9
 45 and above 31 21.2
 Mean ± SDa 34.4 ± 13.3
Education level   
 Bachelor's degree or less 65 44.5
 Higher than bachelor's degree 81 55.5
Place of residence   
 City 144 98.6
 Village 2 1.4
Duration of asthma   
 9 years or less 119 81.5
 More than 9 years 27 18.5
 Mean ± SD 4.97 ± 4.594  
Severity of asthmab   
 Mild persistent 62 42.5
 Moderate persistent 44 30.1
 Severe persistent 14 9.6
 Intermittent 7 4.8
 Not known 19 13
  1. aStandard Deviation (SD)
  2. bClassified according to the Expert Panel Report 3 (EPR-3): Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma [30]