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Review Article

Childhood Asthma: Diagnosis and Treatment

Table 4

Assessment of control for children from 6 years of age, according to the GINA guidelines [1].

Assessment of current clinical control

CharacteristicsControlled 
(all of the following)
Partly controlled 
(any measure presented)
Uncontrolled

Daytime symptomsNone 
(twice or less/week)
More than twice/weekThree or more features of partly controlled asthma
Limitation of activitiesNoneAny
Nocturnal symptoms/awakeningsNoneAny
Need for reliever/rescue inhalerNone 
(twice or less/week)
More than twice/week
Lung function (PEFR or FEV1)None<80% predicted or personal best 
(if known)