Table 4: Absenteeism and school functioning in asthmatic and nonasthmatic students.

Nonasthmatic students Asthmatic students value

Absence days (mean ± SD) <0.001
School performance in last two years
 Excellent (%)575 (45.3)99 (37.9)0.127
 Very good (%)467 (36.9)104 (39.8)
 Good (%)214 (16.9)54 (20.7)
 Bad (%)12 (0.9)4 (1.5)
Grade point average for elementary school mean (±SD) in last two years
 <8 (%)98 (14.4)33 (20.8)0.047
 >8 (%)582 (85.6)126 (79.2)
Grade point level for middle school in last two years (%)
 <18.5 (%)343 (73.0)50 (71.4)0.786
 >18.5 (%)127 (27.0)20 (28.6)
Teachers’ report for school performance
 Excellent (%)10 (6.0)3 (2.9)0.034
 Very good (%)41 (24.7)20 (19.6)
 Good (%)45 (27.1)45 (44.1)
 Bad (%)70 (42.2)34 (33.4)