Table 4

Prevalence of allergy-related diseases reported at 2 and 6 years by eczema-status and sex
Reported at 2 years Reported at 6 years
Asthma Wheezing Eczema Asthma Rhino-conjunctivitis
n % 95% CI n % 95% CI n % 95% CI n % 95% CI n % 95% CI
    Reported eczema 2 yrs
Total (n=386) 39 10.1 7.3-13.6 134 34.7 30.0-39.7 170 44.0 39.0-49.2 41a 10.6 7.7-14.1 105 27.2 22.8-31.9
Boys (n=200) 27 13.5 9.1-19.0 76 38.0 31.2-45.1 81 40.5 33.6-47.7 24 12.0 7.8-17.3 57 28.5 22.4-35.3
Girls (n=186) 12 6.4 3.4-11.0 58 31.2 24.6-38.4 89 47.8 40.5-55.3 17 9.1 5.4-14.2 48 25.8 19.7-32.7
    Reported no eczema 2 yrs
Total (n=1783) 102 5.7 4.7-6.9 414 23.2 21.3-25.3 123 6.9 5.8-8.2 79b 4.4 3.5-5.5 148 8.3 7.1-9.7
Boys (n=863) 65 7.5 5.9-9.5 222 25.7 22.8-28.8 49 5.7 4.2-7.4 53 6.1 4.6-8.0 88 10.2 8.3-12.4
Girls (n= 920) 37 4.0 2.8-5.5 192 20.9 18.3-23.6 74 8.0 6.4-10.0 26 2.8 1.9-4.1 60 6.5 5.0-8.3

aIn children with eczema at 2 years: 22/41 children reporting asthma at 6 years also reported asthma at 2 years.

bIn children without eczema at 2 years: 42/79 children reporting asthma at 6 years also reported asthma at 2 years.

Saunes et al.

Saunes et al. BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:168   doi:10.1186/1471-2431-12-168

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