TABLE 1.

Demographics

CharacteristicAsthma (n = 137)Control (n = 106)P
Age in years, mean ± SD9.8 ± 1.79.3 ± 1.7.01
Race, African American96%96%NS
Gender, male58%63%NS
Relation of respondent to child, mother76%75%NS
Medical assistance88%75%.01
Safe neighborhood*58%66%NS
Within walking distance to recreation center or park*85%90%NS
  • NS indicates not significant.

  • * By parent report.