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Table 4 Association between CRS and fruit and vegetable intake in adults from GA2LEN

From: Is fruit and vegetable intake associated with asthma or chronic rhino-sinusitis in European adults? Results from the Global Allergy and Asthma Network of Excellence (GA2LEN) Survey

Fruit and vegetable groups Effect size (odds ratio (95% confidence intervals)
Unadjusted (n = 3242) Adjusted (2970)
Fruit group   
 Hard fruit 0.83 (0.64–1.06) n = 3232 0.82 (0.62–1.09) n = 2965
 Bananas 1.04 (0.78–1.40) n = 3223 0.99 (0.68–1.44) n = 2959
 Citrus fruit 0.78 (0.48–1.26) n = 3232 0.87 (0.52–1.46) n = 2963
 Oily fruits 1.40 (0.91–2.16) n = 3232 1.67 (0.91–3.06) n = 2967
 Freshly squeezed fruit 0.73 (0.44–1.20) n = 3219 0.74 (0.44–1.24) n = 2954
 Berries 1.08 (0.61–1.94) n = n = 3195 1.23 (0.55–2.76) n = 2932
 Nectarines 1.42 (0.84–2.41) n = 3233 1.57 (0.79–3.11) n = 2967
 Dried fruits 0.95 (0.42–2.14) n = 3226 0.98 (0.42–2.32) n = 2962
 Tropical fruits 2.14 (1.10–4.16) n = 3230 2.50 (0.91–6.92) n = 2965
 Canned fruitsa
 Dark pigmented fruits 1.01 (0.71–1.45) n = 3237 1.11 (0.75–1.64) n = 2969
 All fruits 0.75 (0.580.96) n = 3239 0.73 (0.550.97) n = 2969
 Nuts 0.47 (0.21–1.06) n = 3227 0.64 (0.23–1.80) n = 2960
Vegetables
 Leafy vegetables 1.15 (0.86–1.53) n = 3229 1.22 (0.86–1.71) n = 2961
 Fruity vegetables 1.16 (0.87–1.53) n = 3237 1.22 (0.81–1.85) n = 2967
 Cucurbitacea 1.15 (0.85–1.56) n = 3238 1.03 (0.73–1.44) n = 2968
 Apiaceae 1.22 (0.93–1.62) n = 3239 1.22 (0.90–1.64) n = 2968
 Other root vegetables 1.63 (0.98–2.70) n = 3235 1.77 (0.89–3.53) n = 2967
 Maize/corn 1.64 (0.55–4.87) n = 3224 1.74 (0.42–7.22) n = 2961
 Alliums 1.19 (0.91–1.55) n = 3238 0.99 (0.68–1.42) n = 2969
 Brassicaceae 1.09 (0.73–1.62) n = 3237 1.05 (0.67–1.65) n = 2968
 Potatoes 2.27 (1.47–3.52) n = 3229 1.82 (1.03–3.23) n = 2962
 Pickled vegetables 1.73 (0.88–3.4) n = 3210 1.61 (0.72–3.59) n = 2949
 All vegetables 1.11 (0.80–1.54) n = 3242 1.09 (0.67–1.77) n = 2970
 Legumes 1.54 (0.51–4.64) n = 3231 1.24 (0.30–5.10) n = 2964
  1. Italics indicate a statistically significant effect size
  2. aNot enough people with data on this exposure to carry out analyses