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Table 1 Subject and Study Population Demographic and Clinical Characteristics

From: Noninvasive assessment of asthma severity using pulse oximeter plethysmograph estimate of pulsus paradoxus physiology

Variable PED Asthma Population* (n = 1,060) Study Subjects (n = 219)
Age, median (IQR) 8.9 (6.9 - 11.7) 9.0 (6.9 - 11.9)
Male gender 625 (59) 135 (62)
Race†   
   White 367 (34.6) 85 (39)
   African-American 599 (56.5) 122 (56)
   Hispanic 70 (6.6) 12 (5)
   Other 24 (2.3) 0
Baseline PAS‡ NA§ 5 (2 - 8)
Prior PICU admission NA§ 42 (19)
Prior endotracheal intubation for asthma NA§ 10 (5)
Disposition from pediatric ED NA§  
   Discharge to home   181 (83)
   Admit to floor bed   25 (11)
   Admit to PICU   13 (6)
  1. Data are presented as the numbers (percentage) unless otherwise indicated.
  2. *PED Asthma Population: all patients ages 5 to 17 years presenting to pediatric emergency department during study period with final primary diagnosis of asthma exacerbation by ICD code 493, including study sample.
  3. †Race and Ethnicity for study subjects are categorized according to NIH notice NOT-OD-01-053. This does not include a category "Other."
  4. ‡Pediatric Asthma Score, Median (IQR)
  5. §Not available in database used to identify PED asthma population