Table 1

Relation of BMI to selected confounders* of asthma severity in the Childhood Asthma Management Program (CAMP) population

VariableNMedian BMIp value‡
*Not shown are CAMP centre (p = 0.0001), history of parental asthma, parental educational level, and parental income (all with p values >0.20).
†Baseline height not recorded for two children.
‡For within group comparisons of ranked BMI (Kruskal-Wallis test).
Age (years)0.0001
Tanner stage0.0001
Parental smoking0.04
    Mother only8917.30
    Father only9617.26