TABLE 1.

Demographic Characteristics of 1879 Children With Asthma According to Antipyretic Assignment

Antipyretic
CharacteristicAcetaminophenIbuprofen (5 mg/kg)Ibuprofen (10 mg/kg)
Total number632636611
Age (mo; median)464449
Weight (kg; median)171617
Gender (% male)626262
Race
    White (%)777777
    Black (%)8.49.814
    Hispanic (%)8.08.64.8
Cause of fever
    Upper respiratory infection (%)464642
    Otitis media (%)293330
    Pharyngitis (%)232421
    Lower respiratory infection* (%)232325
    Gastrointestinal infection (%)1.83.82.2
  • * ncludes patients with bronchitis and pneumonia.