Table 5

 Asthma management and A&E attendance

Controls (%)Cases (%)OR (95% CI)OR adjusted for age, sex and ethnic group (95% CI)
Written management plan16/152 (10.5)96/529 (18.1)1.88 (1.07 to 3.31)1.96 (1.10 to 3.50)
Peak flow meter53/117 (45.3)169/466 (34.3)0.63 (0.42 to 0.95)1.08 (0.69 to 1.68)
Taking inhaled steroids most days or every day63/179 (35.2)360/623 (57.8)2.52 (1.78 to 3.56)2.88 (2.00 to 4.14)
At least one general practice asthma check-up in last 12 months53/152 (34.9)220/532 (41.4)1.31 (0.90 to 1.92)1.27 (0.86 to 1.88)
Visited outpatients in last 12 months12/152 (7.9)280/528 (53.3)13.17 (7.13 to 24.33)11.74 (6.30 to 21.88)