TABLE 1.

Baseline Characteristics of Control and Intervention Groups*

Control (n = 139; %)Intervention (n = 139; %)
Male93 (67)80 (58)
Black race132 (95)129 (93)
Age (mean years ± SD)7.8 ± 3.67.9 ± 4.1
Insurance type
 Medical Assistance85 (61)88 (63)
 Commercial45 (32)42 (30)
 None9 (6)9 (6)
PCP type
 Teaching hospital75 (54)77 (56)
 Private office57 (41)53 (38)
 Public health clinic6 (4)9 (6)
 None1 (1)0 (0)
2 or more PCP asthma visits in past year84 (52)78 (48)
2 or more ED asthma visits in past year74 (54)78 (56)
Asthma hospitalization in past year51 (37)55 (40)
Persistent asthma symptoms (per NAEPP)98 (71)94 (68)
Using preventive medication daily50 (36)55 (40)
Triage category for ED visit
 Nonurgent or urgent62 (45)76 (55)
 Emergent or critical77 (55)63 (45)
  • SD indicates standard deviation.

  • * P > .05 between intervention and control subjects for all variables.