Table 1.

Reported Use of β2-Agonist and Antiinflammatory Medications Among Children With Current Asthma in Two East Harlem Elementary Schools

MedicationsProportion Taking
Asthma Medication
(n = 298)
Any89%
β2-agonist sometimes, no daily antiinflammatory39%
Daily inhaled β2-agonist, no daily antiinflammatory14%
Daily inhaled β2-agonist, daily antiinflammatory10%
β2-agonist sometimes, daily antiinflammatory12%
Other 14%
  • * Inhaled steroid or cromolyn/nedocromil.

  • Physician diagnosis of asthma and wheezing during the previous 12 months.

  • Includes theophylline and oral steroids.