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Table 1 Demographics, asthma severity, and albuterol and uLTE4 levels

From: Within-microenvironment exposure to particulate matter and health effects in children with asthma: a pilot study utilizing real-time personal monitoring with GPS interface

Subject variable Data
Panel size 30
Mild asthmaa 11 (36.7 %)
Moderate asthmaa 13 (43.3 %)
Severe asthmaa 6 (20.0 %)
African American 13 (43.3 %)
Children with at least one ICU admission for asthma 10 (33.3 %)
Children with at least one exacerbation within the past yearb 19 (63.3 %)
Children using daily inhaled steroids 26 (86.7 %)
Urinary LTE4 (pg per mg creatinine) 87.44 (5.3, 839)
Albuterol (puffs per day) 1.40 (0, 3)
Age 10 (7, 13)
  1. Definition of abbreviation: ICU - intensive care unit
  2. Entries are number (percentage) of children or mean (minimum, maximum) unless otherwise indicated
  3. aDaily asthma severity categories were defined by National Asthma Education and Prevention Program criteria (reference 13)
  4. bExacerbations were defined as episodes requiring hospitalization, visits to emergency or urgent care departments, or prednisone bursts