Table 2.

Clinic Visits for Asthma Exacerbation Among Children With Asthma Aged 3 to 17 Years (N = 41,276)

Clinic Visit Outcomes for Asthma Exacerbation
Outcome and GroupUnadjustedAdjusteda
VisitsPredicted probability, %bOR (95% CI)Predicted probability, %bOR (95% CI)
Non-Hispanic White22.4Ref34.3Ref
Non-Hispanic Black24.91.15 (1.02-1.30)34.10.99 (0.89-1.09)
Latine, prefer English24.11.10 (1.01-1.20)34.10.99 (0.92-1.06)
Latine, prefer Spanish27.41.31 (1.20-1.43)36.11.10 (1.02-1.18)
Visit ratePredicted annual ratecRR (95% CI)Predicted annual ratecRR (95% CI)
Non-Hispanic White15.1Ref19.3Ref
Non-Hispanic Black15.31.01 (0.84-1.23)20.01.03 (0.87-1.23)
Latine, prefer English24.81.65 (0.95-2.86)22.91.18 (0.93-1.51)
Latine, prefer Spanish18.71.24 (1.03-1.50)17.90.92 (0.80-1.06)
  • OR = odds ratio; RR = rate ratio; Ref = reference.

  • Notes: Visits to community health center ambulatory clinics only. Values in bold denote statistically significant results (P <.05).

  • a Adjusted for age, sex, body mass index, insurance type, federal poverty level, urbanicity, US region, documented asthma severity, number of yearly visits, albuterol and inhaled corticosteroid prescriptions, influenza and pneumococcal vaccinations, and tobacco smoke exposure.

  • b Predicted probability of ever having a visit with a clinic-coded asthma exacerbation; adjusted results are averaged over covariates.

  • c Predicted annual rate of visits with clinic-coded asthma exacerbation per 100 person-years; adjusted results are averaged over covariates.