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Table 3 Incidence (%) of Any Food Hypersensitivity (FHS), non-milk FHS and milk FHS in relation to risk factors and adjusted risk analyzed by multiple logistic regression analyses expressed as odds ratios (OR) with 95% confidence intervals (CI)

From: High incidence and remission of reported food hypersensitivity in Swedish children followed from 8 to 12 years of age – a population based cohort study

  Incidence of Any FHS Incidence of non-milk FHS Incidence of milk FHS
Variables at 8 years Adjusted risk* Adjusted risk* Adjusted risk*
(%) P-value OR (95% CI) (%) P-value OR (95% CI) (%) P-value OR (95% CI)
Sex Boys 12.3   1.0 7.2   1.0 6.1   1.0
  Girls 16.9 0.005 1.8 (1.3-2.5) 10.4 0.012 1.8 (1.3-2.5) 9.5 0.006 1.7 (1.2-2.4)
Allergic heredity No 11.0   1.0 6.3   1.0 5.7   1.0
  Yes 17.3 <0.001 1.6 (1.2-2.1) 10.6 0.001 1.6 (1.1-2.2) 9.2 0.005 1.6 (1.1-2.4)
Current asthma No 14.0   1.0 8.1   1.0 7.5   
  Yes 23.9 0.010 1.2 (0.7-2.1) 19.3 <0.001 1.6 (0.8-2.9) 10.2 0.353  
Current rhinitis No 13.5   1.0 7.8   1.0 7.6   
  Yes 40.3 <0.001 3.4 (1.9-5.9) 32.8 <0.001 4.0 (2.2-7.3) 10.4 0.359  
Any positive SPT No 12.9   1.0 7.0   1.0 7.4   
  Yes 22.1 <0.001 1.6 (1.1-2.3) 16.3 <0.001 2.1 (1.4-3.2) 8.5 0.535  
Living area LuleÅ 13.7    8.7    6.7   
  PiteÅ 13.1    7.6    7.9   
  Kiruna 18.2 0.067   10.3 0.362   9.7 0.154  
  1. *Significant variables in the bivariate analyses were included in the multivariate model.