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Table 7 Comparison of children in HPHI intervention study with children in other studies

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

  HPHI NCICAS [20] Other low-income asthmatic populations Population-based studies
Family history of asthma 70% 57% - N/A
% overweight 56% 19% - 15% [39]
% of families with at least one smoker 39% 59% 46% [35] 41% [36]
% with cockroach allergy 59% 36% 52–78% [1] 22% [36]
% with European dust mite allergy 59% 31% - 27% [36]
% with Alternaria allergy 7% 38% - 16% [36]
% not let children play outside due to violence in neighborhood 41% 34% [25] - -
% of persistent asthmatics on long-term control medication 36% 24% 1 27% [37] 26% [38] 2
  1. 1 All asthmatics
  2. 2 Moderate/severe asthmatics only