TABLE 3.

Distribution of Outpatient Visits for Asthma During Follow-up According to Antipyretic Assignment and Cause of Fever

Cause of FeverAntipyreticNumberof VisitsTotal NumberRelative Risk Estimate95% CI
Respiratory infection*Acetaminophen223741.0(—)
Ibuprofen197490.43(0.24–0.79)
OtherAcetaminophen102581.0(—)
Ibuprofen184980.93(0.44–2.0)
  • * Includes patients with either upper or lower respiratory tract infections.

  • Reference category.