Background: Body mass index can influence the natural history of asthma control and might influence response to asthma. The aim of this study is to determine the relationship of BMI to asthma control.
Method: One hundred forty-three eligible subjects from Philippine Heart Center service and private clinics and wards were recruited. Body mass index was calculated based on their height and weight. Asthma control was determined based on the Asthma Control Test score.
Results: Among patients with controlled asthma, 5(6.94%) have normal BMI while 67(93.06%) have more than normal BMI. The odds of controlled asthma is 3.29 times high among individuals with BMI more than normal as compared to those with normal BMI.
Conclusion: There is a relationship between BMI and asthma control and a higher prevalence of controlled asthma in BMI more than normal is observed in our study.