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Table 1 Characteristics of the 52 children, median age 11 years (range 6–17). ICS: inhaled corticosteroids. Other medications: leukotriene modifiers, chromones, antihistamines.

From: Use of the Italian version of the Pediatric Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire in the daily practice: results of a prospective study

Sex Males n 40 77%
  Females n 12 23%
seasonality of asthma Perennial n 29 56%
  spring-time n 23 44%
controller medications ICS n 42 81%
  other medications n 24 46%
  ICS or other medications n 46 89%
exercise-induced asthma   n 27 52%
Comorbidities Rhinoconjunctivitis n 34 65%
  present Atopic Eczema n 9 17%
  past Atopic Eczema n 20 39%