TABLE 1

Demographic Characteristics by Symptom Burden for the 2004 Study Population

CharacteristicShort-Term Symptom Burden Subgroup, %Total (N = 801)
Mild Intermittent (n = 509)Mild Persistent (N = 81)Moderate/Severe Persistent (N = 211)
Age of child, y
    4–1153.464.256.455.3
    11–1846.635.843.644.7
Gender of child
    Male57.855.655.957.1
    Female42.244.444.142.9
Parental educational levela
    <High school1.43.72.41.9
    High school46.438.350.746.7
    >High school50.958.046.450.4
    Do not know/refused1.400.51.0
Total household income, $b
    <15 00014.116.022.716.6
    15–35 00017.923.526.520.7
    35–50 00017.322.211.416.2
    >50 00036.335.828.434.2
    Do not know/refused14.32.510.912.2
Insuranceb
    Commercial61.355.648.357.3
    Medicaid/Medicare/VA24.825.929.926.2
    Self-pay12.616.019.414.7
    Other3.305.73.6
Race
    White non-Hispanic61.771.659.762.2
    Black non-Hispanic14.111.119.015.1
    Other7.56.28.17.5
    Hispanic15.311.111.814.0
Pets
    Any57.059.352.656.1
Smoking
    Any household smoker33.042.040.335.8
Total100.0100.0100.0100.0
  • VA indicates Veterans Administration.

  • a Educational level of the respondent to the survey.

  • b Denotes significant at P < .5.