TABLE 1

Baseline Characteristics of Children With Asthma (N = 150)

CharacteristicData
Age at initial visit, median (range), y4.4 (2.0–7.0)
Race/ethnicity, %
    Black92
    White3
    Other5
Gender, %
    Male57
    Female43
Educational attainment of caregiver, %
    Eighth grade/some high school39
    High school graduate42
    Some college or more19
Asthma control category, %
    Mild intermittent38
    Mild persistent18
    Moderate persistent20
    Severe persistent24
Taking LTC medication (overall) by control status, %
    Mild intermittent39
    Mild persistent29
    Moderate persistent27
    Severe persistent47
Recent HCU (previous 3 mo), %
    UD visit18
    ED visit24
    Hospitalization3