Table 2

Demographic characteristics of children surveyed.i

Variable

Proportion (%)


Asthma status

Diagnosed asthma (n = 494)

24.9

Probable asthmaii (n = 488)

16.2

Age (years, n = 491)

3-4

4.7

5-6

7.7

7-8

21.6

9-10

21.2

11-12

18.8

13-14

22.4

15-16

3.5

Race/ethnicity (n = 494)iii

Black

33.5

White

7.7

Asian

0.2

Puerto Rican

41.4

Mexican

32.5

Other Hispanic

11.8

Other ethnicity

1.2

Insurance type (n = 482)

Private

8.7

Medicaid/AllKids

82.4

Uninsured

7.7

Other

1.2


iResponse rate varied by item; n-value listed indicates the total number of responses received for a given item.

iiProbable asthma defined as 1 or more affirmative response to the Brief Pediatric Asthma Screen Plus[19] without having a formal diagnosis of asthma.

iiiMultiple selections were allowed; sum need not equal 100%.

Gupta et al. BMC Pediatrics 2010 10:45   doi:10.1186/1471-2431-10-45

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