TABLE 4.

Health Beliefs Associated With Activity Level in Children With Asthma (n = 137)

<30 min/d, OR (95% CI)≥120 min/d, OR (95% CI)
Child gets upset with strenuous activity4.18 (1.76–9.96)*0.36 (0.16–0.81)*
I am afraid that child will get sick if he or she exercises2.47 (1.04–5.88)*0.53 (0.24–1.17)
Child enjoys strenuous activity0.67 (0.38–1.60)2.50 (1.13–5.50)*
Exercise may make the child’s asthma better0.43 (0.16–1.14)2.71 (1.31–5.61)*
Child can do as much physical activity as children his or her age without asthma0.35 (0.15–0.82)*2.76 (1.32–5.74)*
  • * The OR is statistically significant (P <.05).

  • The OR is borderline significant (.05 > P > .10).