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Table 2 Demographic characteristics of children surveyed.i

From: The state of pediatric asthma in Chicago's Humboldt Park: a community-based study in two local elementary schools

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
  1. iResponse rate varied by item; n-value listed indicates the total number of responses received for a given item.
  2. iiProbable asthma defined as 1 or more affirmative response to the Brief Pediatric Asthma Screen Plus[19] without having a formal diagnosis of asthma.
  3. iiiMultiple selections were allowed; sum need not equal 100%.