Table 2.

Concerns Regarding Inhaled Corticosteroids in Children

Potential ConcernPercent at Least
Moderately
Concerned*
Growth delay21.7
Oral thrush18.8
Adrenal suppression effects
(besides growth)
18.6
Risk of disseminated varicella18.4
Cataracts14.6
Bone density problems11.6
Avascular necrosis of the femoral head11.4
Percent reporting 1 or more concerns46.9
  • * Includes respondents reporting very concerned or moderately concerned, but not a little concerned, not concerned, or unsure.