TABLE 2

Inpatient Asthma Severity Measures Among Normal-Weight and Overweight or Obese Children

Entire Cohort, N = 975Normal Wt., n = 533Overweight or Obese, n = 442Pa
LOS, db2.6 (0.67, 12.92)2.4 (0.67, 10.88)2.8 (0.75, 12.92)<.01
Admission to wean to albuterol treatment every 4 h, db1.70 (0.01, 12.32)1.54 (0.01, 10.56)1.86 (0.03, 12.33).01
Transfer from floor to PICU36 (4)14 (2.6)22 (5.0).053
Admission from ED to PICU103 (10.6)44 (8.3)59 (13.3).01
Received supplemental oxygen336 (34)171 (32)165 (37).09
Use of aminophylline10 (1)5 (1)5 (1.1).77
Use of terbutaline6 (0.6)3 (0.6)3 (0.7).82
Received ventilatory support47 (5)22 (4.1)25 (5.7).27
Need for continuous albuterol97 (10)41 (7.7)56 (12.7).01
Pneumonia106 (11)64 (12)42 (10).21
Azithromycin96 (10)48 (9)48 (11).33
Other antibiotics107 (11)64 (12)43 (10).26
  • a P value was derived by t test for continuous variables and by χ2 or Fisher’s exact test for categorical variables and reflects the comparison between normal-weight and overweight or obese groups.

  • b These variables are reported as geometric mean (range). All other variables are reported as a proportion of the cohort, n (%).