TABLE 1

Demographic Characteristics (N = 420)

CharacteristicUndiagnosed Asthma (n = 39)Previously Diagnosed Asthma (n = 168)No Asthma (n = 261)P
Gender, % male416443<.0001
Race, % black878989.9400
Age, mean, y8.98.88.7.5300
ETS exposure, %.3900
    Home3936Not collected
    Outside home2420Not collected
    None3744Not collected
  • ETS indicates environmental tobacco smoke.