TABLE 2.

Baseline Characteristics of Children Aged 12–47 Months With Recurrent Wheeze

CharacteristicFP (n = 471)SCG (n = 154)
Anthropometrics
 Mean age, mo (range)31.1 (11–47)30.7 (11–47)
  <12 mo<1%<1%
  12–23 mo26%23%
  24–35 mo37%41%
  36–47 mo37%35%
 Male64%71%
 White93%90%
 Mean height ± SD, mm926.6 ± 79.0922.2 ± 75.8
 Mean weight ± SD, kg14.3 ± 2.414.1 ± 2.3
 Body mass index, range16.6 (13–22)16.5 (13–20)
Socioeconomics
 Low socioeconomic status19%21%
 Medium socioeconomic status51%50%
 High socioeconomic status30%29%
 Exposure to cigarette smoke27%25%
Atopic history
 Subject history of atopic eczema38%47%
 Family history of asthma38%42%
 Hospitalization due to asthma in previous year
  044%44%
  128%32%
  218%15%
  ≥310%10%
 Steroid naïve65%61%
 Baseline symptom-free days, % ± SD60.1 ± 38.659.7 ± 38.7
 Baseline days with no rescue medication, % ± SD82.2 ± 29.683.1 ± 28.6
  • SD indicates standard deviation.