Table 5

Change in lung function after salbutamol inhalation in healthy children and those with asthma measured on the first visit

Children with asthma (n=124)Healthy children (n=181)Difference (mean (95% CI))p Value
FVC (%)7.2 (9.7)3.2 (5.2)4.0 (0.2 to 8.1)0.032
FEV1 (%)10.3 (8.7)4.3 (6.3)6.0 (−2.7 to 10.8)0.008
FEV0.75 (%)13.2 (11.4)4.6 (4.9)8.6 (−5.0 to 14.3)<0.001
FEV0.5 (%)14.1 (12.6)5.1 (6.0)9.0 (−2.3 to 11.4)0.002
  • Data are shown as group mean change (mean (SD)%) within the asthmatic and healthy groups and the difference (mean (95% CIs)) between groups.