Table 1

Subject and Study Population Demographic and Clinical Characteristics

Variable

PED Asthma Population*

(n = 1,060)

Study Subjects

(n = 219)


Age, median (IQR)

8.9 (6.9 - 11.7)

9.0 (6.9 - 11.9)

Male gender

625 (59)

135 (62)

Race†

White

367 (34.6)

85 (39)

African-American

599 (56.5)

122 (56)

Hispanic

70 (6.6)

12 (5)

Other

24 (2.3)

0

Baseline PAS‡

NA§

5 (2 - 8)

Prior PICU admission

NA§

42 (19)

Prior endotracheal intubation for asthma

NA§

10 (5)

Disposition from pediatric ED

NA§

Discharge to home

181 (83)

Admit to floor bed

25 (11)

Admit to PICU

13 (6)


Data are presented as the numbers (percentage) unless otherwise indicated.

*PED Asthma Population: all patients ages 5 to 17 years presenting to pediatric emergency department during study period with final primary diagnosis of asthma exacerbation by ICD code 493, including study sample.

†Race and Ethnicity for study subjects are categorized according to NIH notice NOT-OD-01-053. This does not include a category "Other."

‡Pediatric Asthma Score, Median (IQR)

§Not available in database used to identify PED asthma population

Arnold et al. BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2010 10:17   doi:10.1186/1471-2466-10-17

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