Table 3

Distribution of potential asthmatic (PA) children by pattern of therapy at the index prescription (IP) and in the 24 months after the IP. Number of PAs and (%) are reported

Type of IPPattern in the 24 months after the IPTotal
ContinuersSwitchAdd-onStep-down
Monotherapy708 (26.3)1483 (55.2)496 (18.5)NA2687
Polytherapy261 (14.5)534 (29.8)124 (6.9)869 (48.6)1788
All969 (21.6)2017 (45.0)620 (13.2)869 (19.4)4475
  • NA, not applicable.