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Table 2 Access to medical care and asthma management practices for children in three public housing developments in Boston

From: Lung function, asthma symptoms, and quality of life for children in public housing in Boston: a case-series analysis

  Franklin Hill West Broadway Washington Beech Total p-value (Wilcoxon rank-sum test)
% with doctor to call other than emergency room 68%
(N = 41)
89%
(N = 27)
29%
(N = 7)
72%
(N = 75)
0.005
% with written asthma action plan 39%
(N = 41)
46%
(N = 24)
10%
(N = 10)
37%
(N = 75)
0.14
% with peak flow meter 28%
(N = 40)
33%
(N = 27)
10%
(N = 10)
27% 0.37
% of persistent asthmatics using long-term control medication 21%
(N = 19)
57%
(N = 21)
14%
(N = 7)
36%
(N = 47)
0.03