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Table 1 Characteristics of Caregivers and Children by Asthma Symptom Control

From: Uncontrolled asthma: assessing quality of life and productivity of children and their caregivers using a cross-sectional Internet-based survey

   Uncontrolled Controlled P value
   N = 360 (%) N = 113 (%)  
Caregiver-Specific Characteristics    
Gender     
  Male 83 (23.1) 39 (34.5) 0.0190
  Female 277 (76.9) 74 (65.5)  
Age     
  Mean age (SD) 40.4 (9) 41.5 (8) 0.2428
Race/ethnicity     
  African American 23 (6.4) 7 (6.2) 0.4282
  Asian/Pacific Islander 2 (0.6) 2 (1.8)  
  Caucasian 312 (86.7) 94 (83.2)  
  Hispanic 9 (2.5) 3 (2.7)  
  Native American 5 (1.4) 2 (1.8)  
  Other 7 (1.9) 2 (1.8)  
  Decline to answer 2 (0.6) 3 (2.7)  
Region     
  South 144 (40.0) 39 (34.5) 0.6104
  West 63 (17.5) 18 (15.9)  
  Northeast 65 (18.1) 23 (20.4)  
  Midwest 88 (24.4) 33 (29.2)  
Child-Specific Characteristics    
Gender     
  Male 216 (60) 78 (69) 0.0956
  Female 144 (40) 35 (31)  
Age     
  Mean age (SD) 9.1 (2) 9.1 (2.1) 0.2428
Type of Physician     
  Pediatrician 198 (55) 56 (49.6)  
  Family practitioner/general practitioner/internist 63 (17.5) 20 (17.7) 0.82
  Allergist 55 (15.3) 21 (18.6)  
  Immunologist 4 (1.1) 1 (0.9)  
  Pulmonologist 40 (11.1) 15 (13.3)  
Comorbid Conditions    
  Eczema or atopic dermatitis 91 (25.3) 26 (23) 0.7081
  Hay fever (seasonal allergic rhinitis) 157 (43.6) 39 (34.5) 0.1006
  Rhinitis 35 (9.7) 10 (8.8) 0.8562
  Sinusitis 87 (24.2) 13 (11.5) 0.0036
  Allergies 265 (73.6) 83 (73.5) 1.0000
  Gastroesophageal reflux disease 37 (10.3) 6 (5.3) 0.1337
  None of these 58 (16.1) 17 (15) 0.8830