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Table 2 Crude odds ratios (OR) and 95 % confidence intervals (CI) for current asthma, current rhinitis and current eczema

From: Different risk factor patterns for adult asthma, rhinitis and eczema: results from West Sweden Asthma Study

Independent variables Dependent variables
Current asthma Current rhinitis Current eczema
OR (95 % CI) OR (95 % CI) OR (95 % CI)
Age (years)
60–77 1 1 1
40–59 1.48 (0.96–2.29) 1.34 (1.02–1.77) 1.91 (1.26–2.90)
18–39 1.34 (0.83–2.17) 1.65 (1.22–2.22) 1.38 (0.86–2.20)
Sex
Men 1 1 1
Women 1.34 (0.94–1.93) 0.88 (0.70–1.11) 1.45 (1.05–2.00)
Smoking
Never smoker 1 1 1
Ex-smoker 0.86 (0.56–1.31) 0.96 (0.73–1.26) 1.28 (0.87–1.89)
Current smoker 1.04 (0.64–1.70) 1.15 (0.83–1.59) 1.46 (0.93–2.28)
Family history
None 1 1 1
Asthma 1.33 (0.58–3.05) 0.72 (0.42–1.25) 1.44 (0.72–2.85)
Rhinitis 1.49 (0.88–2.51) 3.05 (2.20–4.24) 1.32 (0.83–2.08)
Both 5.41 (3.38–8.64) 3.32 (2.23–4.95) 1.82 (1.10–3.00)
Degree of urbanization
Rural area (<500 inh.) 1 1 1
Village (500–2000 inh.) 0.88 (0.29–2.65) 1.23 (0.65–2.37) 0.97 (0.35–2.74)
Small town (2000–10,000 inh.) 1.28 (0.55–3.00) 1.01 (0.58–1.75) 1.16 (0.51–2.68)
Larger town (>10,000 inh.) 1.29 (0.67–2.48) 1.41 (0.94–2.11) 1.39 (0.74–2.61)
Occupational exposure to GDF
No 1 1 1
Yes 1.70 (1.16–2.49) 1.10 (0.84–1.44) 1.73 (1.21–2.48)
Metropolitan domicile
No 1 1 1
Yes 0.86 (0.60–1.23) 1.03 (0.81–1.30) 1.21 (0.86–1.70)
Body mass index
Normal 1 1 1
Underweight 1.17 (0.47–2.88) 1.34 (0.75–2.38) 1.24 (0.56–2.78)
Overweight 1.07 (0.71–1.63) 0.94 (0.73–1.22) 0.98 (0.67–1.44)
Obese 2.10 (1.29–3.40) 1.79 (1.26–2.53) 1.43 (0.89–2.31)
Allergic sensitization
No 1 1 1
Yes 4.02 (2.76–5.84) 5.77 (4.34–7.67) 1.35 (0.94–1.93)