Table 1

Patient characteristics

FP 100 μg twice daily (n=267)FP 200 μg twice daily (n=261)
*Mean during week 2 of the run in period.
Mean age, y (SD)7.8 (2.1)7.9 (2.0)
Sex
    Male %7272
    Female %2828
Ethnicity
    White %>99100
    Non-white %<10
Mean height, cm (SD)130.0 (13.0)130.8 (13.0)
Mean weight, kg (SD)29.5 (9.9)29.9 (9.4)
Mean duration of asthma, y (SD)3.82 (2.20)4.05 (2.37)
Inhaled corticosteroid therapy, % patients
    Budesonide3841
    Fluticasone propionate3633
    Beclomethasone dipropionate2524
    Flunisolide1<1
Mean clinic PEF, % pred (SD)105.1 (21.7)101.6 (22.4)
Mean morning PEF, l/min (SD)*256.9 (75.0)255.4 (72.2)
Mean evening PEF, l/min (SD)*265.9 (73.1)261.3 (72.2)