Table 2.

Current Asthma and Maintenance Medication in Three Original Therapy Groups Three Years After Hospitalization for Wheezing

Original Therapy
Group (n)
Asthma (%)*On Maintenance
Medication (%)§
Cromolyn sodium (29)14 (48%)12 (41%)
Budesonide (31)15 (48%)10 (32%)
Control (29)16 (55%)14 (48%)
All (89)45 (51%)36 (40%)
  • Analyses were adjusted with age and atopic dermatitis on entry.

  • * P = .96 among the 3 groups,

  • P = .93 cromolyn sodium versus control,

  • P = .78 budesonide versus control.

  • § P = .51 among the 3 groups,

  • P = .49 cromolyn sodium versus control,

  • P = .63 budesonide versus control.