Table 3

Asthma morbidity and control among children with a reported diagnosis of asthma.i

Variable

Frequency (%)


Reported use of long-term asthma control medication (past month, n = 123)ii

Inhaled corticosteroidsiii

28.5

Long-acting beta-2 agonistsiv

0.8

Leukotriene modifiersv

13.0

Cromolyn, nedocromilvi

0

Combination medicationvii

5.7

Reported use of quick-relief medication (past month, n = 123)ii

Short-acting beta-2 agonistsviii

68.3

Asthma control (n = 100)ix

Poorly controlled

27.00

Moderately controlled

33.00

Well controlled

40.00

Child missed school because of asthma? (past month, n = 104)

Yes

31.7

No

68.3

Child visited doctor/ED for asthma? (past year, n = 103)

Yes

35.9

No

64.1

Child admitted to hospital for asthma? (past year, n = 104)

Yes

5.8

No

94.2

Believe medications help child's asthma (n = 103)?

Yes

81.5

No

7.8

Unsure

10.7

Comfortable school can manage child's asthma (n = 105)?

Not at all

11.4

Somewhat

41.0

Very

47.6


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

ii Multiple selections were allowed; sum need not equal 100%.

iiiPulmicort Flexhaler, Azmacort, Qvar (40 and 80 mcg), Pulmicort Respules, Prednisone/Prednisolone, Flovent

ivSerevent DPI

vSingulair

viIntal

viiAdvair, Advair MDI

viiiAlbuterol, Proventil, Ventolin, Pro Air, Xopenex, Maxair, Nebulizer

ixLevels of asthma control defined by responses to items 1a-e on the Asthma Therapy Assessment Questionnaire:[20] Poorly controlled → 3 or more affirmative responses; Moderately controlled → 1-2 affirmative responses; Well controlled → 0 affirmative responses

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

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