Risk factors for pediatric asthma emergency visits

J. R. Meurer, Varghese George, S. J. Subichin, M. Malloy, L. Gehring, J. Carroll, S. Diehr, C. Eisenberg, W. Gershan, R. Helm, S. Hill, K. Kelly, M. Layde, C. Leach, D. Lilich, B. Sherman, D. Waters

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to identify risk factors for pediatric asthma emergency department (ED) visits. A cross-sectional sample of 307 families (24%) responded to a mailed survey. Respondents were similar to the target population of 2487 children with asthma. Thirty-seven percent of respondents had two or more asthma ED visits in the past year. Asthma ED use was associated with persistent asthma symptoms, parents without high school diplomas, age under 4 years, African-American race/ethnicity, use of written care plans, and use of spacers at school. The latter two variables were associated with severe asthma. High-risk children can be targeted for office-based medical care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)653-659
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Asthma
Volume37
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000
Externally publishedYes

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Emergencies
Asthma
Pediatrics
Hospital Emergency Service
Health Services Needs and Demand
African Americans
Parents
Surveys and Questionnaires

Keywords

  • Asthma
  • Emergency service
  • Healthcare surveys
  • Hospital
  • Risk factors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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Meurer, J. R., George, V., Subichin, S. J., Malloy, M., Gehring, L., Carroll, J., ... Waters, D. (2000). Risk factors for pediatric asthma emergency visits. Journal of Asthma, 37(8), 653-659. https://doi.org/10.3109/02770900009087303

Risk factors for pediatric asthma emergency visits. / Meurer, J. R.; George, Varghese; Subichin, S. J.; Malloy, M.; Gehring, L.; Carroll, J.; Diehr, S.; Eisenberg, C.; Gershan, W.; Helm, R.; Hill, S.; Kelly, K.; Layde, M.; Leach, C.; Lilich, D.; Sherman, B.; Waters, D.

In: Journal of Asthma, Vol. 37, No. 8, 01.01.2000, p. 653-659.

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Meurer, JR, George, V, Subichin, SJ, Malloy, M, Gehring, L, Carroll, J, Diehr, S, Eisenberg, C, Gershan, W, Helm, R, Hill, S, Kelly, K, Layde, M, Leach, C, Lilich, D, Sherman, B & Waters, D 2000, 'Risk factors for pediatric asthma emergency visits', Journal of Asthma, vol. 37, no. 8, pp. 653-659. https://doi.org/10.3109/02770900009087303
Meurer JR, George V, Subichin SJ, Malloy M, Gehring L, Carroll J et al. Risk factors for pediatric asthma emergency visits. Journal of Asthma. 2000 Jan 1;37(8):653-659. https://doi.org/10.3109/02770900009087303
Meurer, J. R. ; George, Varghese ; Subichin, S. J. ; Malloy, M. ; Gehring, L. ; Carroll, J. ; Diehr, S. ; Eisenberg, C. ; Gershan, W. ; Helm, R. ; Hill, S. ; Kelly, K. ; Layde, M. ; Leach, C. ; Lilich, D. ; Sherman, B. ; Waters, D. / Risk factors for pediatric asthma emergency visits. In: Journal of Asthma. 2000 ; Vol. 37, No. 8. pp. 653-659.
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