Table 4.

Demographic Factors Associated With Inadequate Therapy for Asthma

CharacteristicOR95% CIP Value
Age
 ≤5 y4.48(1.59, 12.64).005
Gender
 Male.69 (.36, 1.31).25
Race
 Black.55 (.26, 1.18).12
 Other.24(.04, 1.72).15
Poverty status
 Below poverty.97 (.26, 3.69).96
Insurance
 Medicaid4.78(1.17, 19.51).03
 No insurance2.20 (.47, 10.41).31
Preferred language
 Spanish64.60(9.19, 454.00)<.001
Particular doctor identified
 No1.06 (.17, 6.52).94
  • Results from multivariate logistic regression.

    (Reference = age > 5, female gender, white race, ≥100% poverty, private insurance, english language, and particular doctor identified).