Table 3

The association between asthma-related ED visits and demographic and clinical characteristics (N = 441)
Variable Levels < 3 visits ≥ 3 visits p-value
(n = 276) (n = 165)
Gender % Male 63.8 36.2 0.6721
Female 61.8 38.2
Regular ICS use Yes 65.6 34.4 0.1880
No 59.6 40.4
Follow up with clinics Yes 61.4 38.6 0.4688
No 64.8 35.2
Education level High school or less 64.8 35.2 0.0133*
University 48.4 51.6
Educated about medication Yes 64.5 35.5 0.3498
No 60.1 39.9
Educated about asthma Yes 68.5 31.5 0.0145*
No 57.3 42.7
ACT Not controlled 47.6 52.4 0.0003*
Partially/Full controlled 67.1 32.9

*The Chi-square statistic is significant at the .05 level.All percentage rounded to one decimal.

AL-Jahdali et al.

AL-Jahdali et al. BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2012 12:80   doi:10.1186/1471-2466-12-80

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