TABLE 2

Descriptive Statistics for Variables at Baseline by Intervention and Control Groups

VariablesMST, No. (%)Control, No. (%)P
Age, y, mean (SD)13.32 (1.28)13.64 (1.41).13
Sex
 Female33 (39)32 (39).92
 Male51 (61)51 (61)
Annual family income, $ (USD)
 1 = <10005 (7)12 (15).04
 2 = 1000–999920 (26)15 (19)
 3 = 10 000–12 99913 (17)4 (5)
 4 = 13 000–15 9996 (8)10 (13)
 5 = 16 000–21 9996 (8)16 (20)
 6 = 22 000–31 9999 (12)7 (9)
 7 = 32 000–49 99911 (15)12 (15)
 8 = 50 000–99 9996 (8)4 (5)
Single-parent household41 (50)54 (67).03
Outcome measures at baseline
 Frequency of asthma symptoms, mean (SD)2.75 (3.20)2.67 (2.34).84
 Severity of asthma symptoms, mean (SD)1.13 (0.95)1.20 (0.84).61
 FEV1, mean (SD)2.05 (0.56)2.21 (0.60).08
 FAMSS adherence to medication, mean (SD)4.19 (2.02)4.61 (2.21).20
 Adherence to DPD of controller use, mean (SD)0.22 (0.50)0.33 (0.55).17
 Frequency of hospitalizations in the previous 12 mo, mean (SD)0.87 (0.82)0.66 (0.74).09
 Frequency of ED visits in the previous 12 mo, mean (SD)1.15 (1.44)1.19 (1.52).86
  • USD, United States dollars; —, not applicable.