Table 1.

Demographics and Characteristics of Participating Parents and Their Children

Parents (N = 40)
Age36.8 Years ± 7.9 Years
Gender37 Female92%
3 Male8%
Marital status28 Non married70%
12 Married30%
Educational level 15 Less than high school38%
12 High school30%
12 More than high school30%
Race/ethnic background40 Black100%
Children (N = 47)
Age8.3 Years ± 2.0 Years
Gender16 Females34%
31 Males66%
Race/ethnic background47 Black100%
Asthma severity21 Intermittent or mild45%
26 Moderate or severe55%
Number of caretakers25 One53%
16 Two34%
6 More than two13%
Usual care site for asthma17 Private office36%
29 Hospital/community clinic62%
1 Other2%
Insurance 7 Private15%
37 Medicaid79%
3 None6%
  • * One parent declined to respond.