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Table 3 Asthma morbidity and control among children with a reported diagnosis of asthma.i

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

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
  1. iResponse rate varied by item; n-value listed indicates the total number of responses received for a given item.
  2. ii Multiple selections were allowed; sum need not equal 100%.
  3. iiiPulmicort Flexhaler, Azmacort, Qvar (40 and 80 mcg), Pulmicort Respules, Prednisone/Prednisolone, Flovent
  4. ivSerevent DPI
  5. vSingulair
  6. viIntal
  7. viiAdvair, Advair MDI
  8. viiiAlbuterol, Proventil, Ventolin, Pro Air, Xopenex, Maxair, Nebulizer
  9. 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