Table 2—

Proportion of children with current wheeze using antiasthmatic drugs and accessory treatment means during the past year by symptom severity, asthma diagnosis and presence of bronchial hyperresponsiveness (BHR)

Subjects nBronchodilatorsAnti-inflammatory drugsPeak flow meterWritten plan
RegularOn demandTotalRegularOn demandTotal
Number of wheezing attacks
 0132411167511918
 1–3518825341411231432
 4–121402445593528533040
 >12542843614430563546
Speech-limiting wheeze
 Yes1971639522925472743
 No6571024321510221429
Asthma diagnosis
 Yes4542046623223482641
 No409269326421
Emergency/hospital admission
 Yes941931442815402049
 No6391232432116311730
BHR
 Yes612053643128493735
 No87725321012201529
Total8681127361913281733
  • Data are presented as percentage (n=868)