Table 1.

Percent of Enrollees Filling at Least One Prescription for an Asthma Medication or Oral Corticosteroid, 1984 and 1993, GHC

Age (Years)Total
0–12–45–910–1719841993Adjusted OR (95% CI)*
19841993198419931984199319841993
Number of enrollees9982855613 01411 34520 71122 43236 41240 89980 11983 232
Percent filling prescriptions
 Inhaled β-agonist0.2%2.1%0.5%4.3%1.4%5.6%2.0%7.6%1.4%6.0%3.9  (3.4, 4.4)
 Oral β-agonist3.08.13.35.61.82.00.40.21.52.21.8  (1.4, 2.2)
 Inhaled antiinflammatory0.20.70.21.70.42.50.52.80.42.45.7  (4.7, 6.4)
 Oral theophylline1.60.12.20.12.50.22.10.42.20.20.1  (0.1, 0.1)
 Oral fixed-combination1.10.01.00.00.60.00.10.00.50.00
Any of the above asthma medication4.59.25.08.74.57.43.38.14.08.12.0  (1.8, 2.1)
Oral corticosteroid0.42.50.52.60.51.70.71.70.61.93.4  (2.8, 4.1)
  • * Age-sex adjusted ORs of 1993 compared to 1984. For example, an OR of 3.9 indicates that 3.9 times more children filled a prescription in 1993 compared with 1984, adjusting for changes in the age and sex distribution of the enrollees.