TABLE 2.

Inactivity in Children With Asthma: Factors Evaluated as Predictors

CharacteristicInactive* (n = 29)Active (n = 108)OR (95% CI)
Moderate or severe persistent asthma69%39%3.5 (1.5–8.4)
Use controller medication55%45%1.5 (0.7–3.4)
Undermedicated28%35%0.7 (0.3–1.7)
Safe neighborhood59%57%1.1 (0.5–2.4)
Doctor advised about exercise55%54%0.9 (0.4–2.1)
Walking distance to recreation center or park86%85%1.1 (0.3–3.5)
  • * <30 minutes/day.

  • P < .01.

  • Persistent asthma without the use of controller medications.