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Table 4 Adjusted risk factors 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 1.00 (0.61–1.63) 0.88 (0.64–1.23) 1.51 (0.95–2.38)
18–39 0.73 (0.39–1.37) 0.92 (0.61–1.41) 0.88 (0.49–1.57)
Sex
Men 1 1 1
Women 1.77 (1.15–2.70) 0.91 (0.69–1.21) 1.71 (1.17–2.51)
Family history
None 1 1 1
Asthma 1.29 (0.55–3.04) 0.61 (0.34–1.10) 1.45 (0.72–2.94)
Rhinitis 1.16 (0.66–2.03) 2.58 (1.79–3.72) 1.25 (0.77–2.04)
Both 4.33 (2.57–7.30) 2.76 (1.77–4.31) 1.61 (0.94–2.76)
Occupational exposure to GDF
No 1 1 1
Yes 1.85 (1.20–2.87) 1.03 (0.76–1.41) 2.08 (1.40–3.08)
Raised on a farm
No 1 1 1
Yes 0.96 (0.52–1.77) 0.64 (0.42–0.96) 0.51 (0.27–0.99)
Body mass index
Normal 1 1 1
Underweight 0.95 (0.36–2.55) 1.42 (0.74–2.71) 1.00 (0.44–2.30)
Overweight 1.04 (0.65–1.67) 1.04 (0.77–1.41) 1.02 (0.68–1.54)
Obese 1.95 (1.13–3.36) 2.30 (1.53–3.46) 1.34 (0.80–2.24)
Allergic sensitization
No 1 1 1
Yes 4.11 (2.71–6.25) 5.11 (3.77–6.93) 1.26 (0.85–1.85)
Number of siblings
0 1 1 1
1 3.09 (1.25–7.63) 1.16 (0.74–1.81) 0.72 (0.42–1.24)
2 or more 2.51 (1.02–6.15) 1.15 (0.74–1.79) 0.55 (0.32–0.94)
Childhood daycare
No 1 1 1
Yes 0.92 (0.59–1.44) 1.11 (0.81–1.52) 1.40 (0.94–2.10)
  1. Risk is expressed in odds ratios (OR) with 95 % confidence intervals (CI)