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Table 3 Risk factor analyses for the incidence of current asthma and current wheeze from age 12-18 years, by method of measure, expressed as odds ratios (OR) with 95% confidence intervals by multiple logistic regression analyses.

From: Conventional epidemiology underestimates the incidence of asthma and wheeze-a longitudinal population-based study among teenagers

  Dependent variables
  Current asthma Current wheeze
  AR BE AR BE
Independent variables OR 95% CI OR 95% CI OR 95% CI OR 95% CI
Female sex 1.65 1.17-2.34 1.81 1.20-2.73 1.52 1.24-1.88 2.06 1.49-2.85
Family history of asthma 1.54 1.05-2.25 1.76 1.14-2.71 1.26 0.98-1.62 1.44 1.01-2.06
Physician-diagnosed rhinitis 3.13 1.97-4.98 2.91 1.69-5.02 1.97 1.37-2.84 2.59 1.62-4.14
  1. AR: Incidence based on the annual reports
  2. BE: Incidence based on the baseline and endpoint surveys only