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Children With Asthma: Secondary Outcome Measures

Cotinine Level: Intervention-control differences at follow-up in the log urine CCR, unadjusted for the baseline values, favored the intervention group (difference, — 0.66; p = 0.07; Table 3). However, when adjusted for the baseline values, the intervention-control difference was not statistically significant (difference, —0.38; p = 0.26). Compared with the health-care utilization results for the full sample, this comparison has reduced precision due to the unavailability of patients for follow-up (intervention group, 25 patients; control group, 26 patients with cotinine data at 12-month follow-up). The difference corresponds to a 46% greater reduction in the CCR in the intervention group than in the control group.
Secondary Outcome Measures
Hospitalization: The proportions of children who were hospitalized for asthma in the baseline year (intervention group, 27.3%; control group, 23.3%) decreased to 6.8% and 16.3% in the follow-up year, A trend toward relatively lower odds of hospitalization in the intervention group was observed whether or not the analyses adjusted for baseline hospitalization, but it did not achieve the 0.05 level of significance (ORu, 0.38 [p = 0.18]; ORa, 0.34 [p = 0.14]). For the intervention group, the total number of hospitalizations was 12 in the baseline year and 3 in the follow-up year. For the control group, the total number of hospitalizations was 10 in the baseline year and 7 in the follow-up year. Hospitalization in the baseline year was significantly associated with hospitalization in the following year (OR, 3.9; p = 0.05). micronase 5 mg

Prohibition of Smoking Within the Home: Among those patients with follow-up interview data (n = 60), the proportion of parents who allowed smoking in the home decreased from 27.7 to 10.0% in the intervention group and from 40.0 to 30.0% in the control group (Table 3). The ORu was 0.26 (p = 0.06), and the ORa was 0.24 (p = 0.l1).