Table 3

The prevalence of asthma and allergic symptoms among children aged 7–8 and 13–14 from the Greek-Cypriot and Turkish-Cypriot communities, restricting the analysis to those children whose parents are both of Cypriot origin, along with unadjusted and adjusted odds ratios comparing the two communities
Outcome G/C T/C G/C Vs T/C
Prevalence Prevalence Unadjusted Adjusted OR† Adjusted OR‡
(95% CI) (95% CI) OR (95% CI) (95% CI) (95% CI)
Children 7–8 years of age
Current Wheeze 8.94 10.91 0.80 0.78 0.93
(7.70, 10.36) (8.95, 13.23) (0.61, 1.06) (0.54, 1.14) (0.65, 1.33)
Severe Wheeze 2.56 3.55 0.71 0.82 0.96
(1.92, 3.41) (2.49, 5.06) (0.45, 1.16) (0.44, 1.55) (0.53, 1.79)
Current Rhinoconjuctivitis 2.60 3.20 0.81 0.88 1.01
(1.95, 3.46) (2.19, 4.64) (0.50, 1.33) (0.46, 1.71) (0.53, 1.93)
Current Eczema 5.00 3.31 1.54 1.41 1.60
(4.08, 6.12) (2.28, 4.77) (1.00, 2.43) (0.81, 2.53) (0.93, 2.84)
Children 13–14 years of age
Current Wheeze 3.99 4.85 0.82 0.97 1.02
(3.23, 4.91) (3.80, 6.17) (0.58, 1.14) (0.65, 1.44) (0.69, 1.51)
Severe Wheeze 1.85 2.43 0.76 0.76 0.84
(1.36, 2.53) (1.72, 3.43) (0.47, 1.23) (0.42, 1.38) (0.47, 1.49)
Current Rhinoconjuctivitis 4.40 3.90 1.14 1.07 1.08
(3.60, 5.37) (2.96, 5.11) (0.80, 1.63) (0.71, 1.64) (0.71, 1.64)
Current Eczema 2.17 1.00 2.18 1.79 1.86
(1.63, 2.89) (0.59, 1.72) (1.21, 4.22) (0.91, 3.70) (0.96, 3.83)

† For 7–8 years old: Adjusted for sex, parent’s level of education, area of residence, family history of allergy, number of siblings, passive smoking, animals at home, maternal smoking during pregnancy, mode of delivery, birth weight, exclusive breastfeeding duration and bedroom sharing. For 13–14 years old: Adjusted for sex, parent’s level of education, area of residence, family history of allergy, number of siblings, passive and active smoking and animals at home.

Adjusted for all the above participant characteristics except family history of allergy.

Lamnisos et al.

Lamnisos et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:585   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-585

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