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November 23, 1994

Salmeterol Xinafoate vs Albuterol in Asthma: Was Race a Factor?-Reply

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Temple University Philadelphia, Pa

JAMA. 1994;272(20):1576. doi:10.1001/jama.1994.03520200032024

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In Reply.  —The majority of the patients in our study were white (93% in the placebo group, 86% in the salmeterol group, and 91% in the albuterol group); 2%, 4%, and 5%, respectively, were African American, and 4%, 8%, and 4%, respectively, were Hispanic. Because of the small number of nonwhites in the study, no statistical analyses were performed to compare differences in efficacy among ethnic groups.

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