Table 3

 Net improvement in intervention and control groups at 6 months

Intervention groupControl groupDifference in net %better (95% CI)*
TotalNo. betterNo. worseNet %betterTotalNo. betterNo. worseNet %better
*Difference  =  value in intervention group minus value in control group.
†Perceived change in medication use in last 6 months compared with use before then.
For medication, preventers and relievers, “better” and “worse” denote less and more use respectively.
Breathing since baseline6739452581212052 (30 to 74)
Medication in last 6 months†663694159717−1759 (35 to 81)
Preventer in last 4 weeks67186186167−220 (2 to 37)
Reliever in last 4 weeks6710310618382 (−12 to 17)
Wheeze in last 4 weeks6715712617539 (−9 to 26)
Wheeze disturbs sleep67256286119111315 (−7 to 38)
Wheeze limits speech65131196173712 (−2 to 26)
Wheeze affects activities6727631611511725 (3 to 47)
Rhinitis6515712619657 (−11 to 26)
Rhinoconjunctivitis65158116169−516 (−3 to 35)
Rhinitis affects activities651610961181210−1 (−23 to 22)