Table 5

Unadjusted and adjusted odds ratios of asthma and allergic symptoms in children aged 7–8 and 13–14 from the Greek-Cypriot and Turkish-Cypriot communities in relation to other risk factors in G/C and T/C children
Children 7–8 years of age
Current wheeze Severe asthma Current eczema Current Rhinoconjuctivitis
Unadjusted OR (95%CI) Adjusted OR† (95% CI) Unadjusted OR (95% CI) Adjusted OR† (95% CI) Unadjusted OR (95% CI) Adjusted OR† (95% CI) Unadjusted OR (95% CI) Adjusted OR† (95% CI)
Parental education
  Both secondary 0.77 (0.59, 1.00) 0.77 (0.57, 1.02) 0.60 (0.40, 0.89) 0.67 (0.43, 1.03) 1.03 (0.67, 1.59) 0.92 (0.58, 1.47) 0.44 (0.28, 0.67) 0.50 (0.31, 0.79)
  At most one tertiary 0.70 (0.50, 0.96) 0.63 (0.44, 0.90) 0.48 (0.27, 0.80) 0.45 (0.25, 0.78) 1.03 (0.62, 1.70) 0.80 (0.46, 1.37) 0.71 (0.43, 1.13) 0.74 (0.44, 1.22)
  Both tertiary 1.27 (0.93, 1.73) 1.13 (0.79, 1.61) 0.84 (0.50, 1.37) 0.80 (0.45, 1.39) 1.55 (0.95, 2.53) 1.01 (0.58, 1.76) 0.87 (0.53, 1.42) 0.86 (0.49, 1.51)
Animals at home 1.15 (0.94, 1.41) 1.13 (0.91, 1.40) 1.11 (0.81, 1.53) 1.09 (0.78, 1.53) 1.19 (0.88, 1.60) 1.28 (0.93, 1.77) 1.05 (0.76, 1.44) 1.03 (0.73, 1.44)
Smoking at home
  Up to 20 cig/day 1.04 (0.83, 1.29) 1.11 (0.88, 1.41) 1.27 (0.90, 1.78) 1.26 (0.87, 1.81) 0.88 (0.62, 1.23) 1.04 (0.72, 1.49) 1.28 (0.90, 1.81) 1.38 (0.96, 2.00)
  ≥ 20 cig/day 1.32 (1.00, 1.74) 1.19 (0.87, 1.62) 1.71 (1.11, 2.57) 1.47 (0.90, 2.32) 1.04 (0.66, 1.58) 0.95 (0.57, 1.53) 1.74 (1.13, 2.63) 1.75 (1.09, 2.76)
Maternal smoking during pregnancy 1.74 (1.26, 2.38) 1.55 (1.08, 2.17) 1.60 (0.96, 2.52) 1.10 (0.63, 1.84) 1.74 (1.02, 2.80) 1.84 (1.04, 3.11) 1.08 (0.60, 1.81) 0.78 (0.42, 1.36)
Family history 2.82 (2.30, 3.46) 2.78 (2.23, 3.45) 3.12 (2.34, 4.41) 3.50 (2.51, 4.88) 3.64 (2.68, 4.96) 3.75 (2.71, 5.22) 3.34 (2.43, 4.60) 3.65 (2.60, 5.11)
Children 13–14 years of age
Current wheeze Severe asthma Current eczema Current Rhinoconjuctivitis
Unadjusted OR (95%CI) Adjusted OR(95% CI) Unadjusted OR (95% CI) Adjusted OR(95% CI) Unadjusted OR (95% CI) Adjusted OR(95% CI) Unadjusted OR (95% CI) Adjusted OR(95% CI)
Parental education
  Both secondary 0.98 (0.72, 1.34) 1.02 (0.73, 1.42) 1.03 (0.67, 1.58) 1.10 (0.69, 1.76) 0.74 (0.48, 1.15) 0.83 (0.51, 1.34) 0.63 (0.48, 0.84) 0.76 (0.56, 1.04)
  At most one tertiary 1.25 (0.85, 1.82) 1.12 (0.73, 1.69) 1.30 (0.75, 2.19) 0.99 (0.52, 1.81) 0.59 (0.31, 1.07) 0.58 (0.29, 1.12) 0.65 (0.44, 0.94) 0.71 (0.46, 1.08)
  Both tertiary 1.11 (0.72, 1.68) 1.09 (0.68, 1.72) 1.26 (0.69, 2.22) 1.24 (0.63, 2.33) 0.56 (0.28, 1.07) 0.60 (0.27, 1.24) 0.69 (0.45, 1.02) 0.90 (0.57, 1.40)
Animals at home 1.11 (0.87, 1.41) 1.10 (0.85, 1.44) 1.14 (0.81, 1.61) 1.11 (0.76, 1.63) 2.00 (1.36, 2.99) 2.35 (1.54, 3.65) 1.28 (1.02, 1.62) 1.40 (1.08, 1.82)
Smoking at home
  Up to 20 cig/day 1.33 (1.01, 1.75) 1.28 (0.96, 1.71) 1.38 (0.94, 2.03) 1.36 (0.90, 2.06) 1.26 (0.83, 1.93) 1.12 (0.72, 1.75) 1.44 (1.10, 1.89) 1.37 (1.03, 1.83)
  ≥ 20 cig/day 1.87 (1.28, 2.71) 1.57 (1.04, 2.32) 1.85 (1.06, 3.10) 1.58 (0.87, 2.77) 2.35 (1.38, 3.92) 1.81 (1.02, 3.13) 2.96 (2.11, 4.13) 2.73 (1.91, 3.89)
Active smoking 4.88 (2.64, 8.48) 4.49 (2.17, 8.64) 5.77 (2.63, 11.28) 6.03 (2.46, 13.17) 3.92 (1.50, 8.51) 2.71 (0.78, 7.07) 3.20 (1.63, 5.79) 2.60 (1.15, 5.27)
Family history 3.17 (2.40, 4.15) 3.25 (2.42, 4.33) 4.39 (3.04, 6.30) 5.07 (3.43, 7.45) 2.19 (1.40, 3.33) 2.17 (1.36, 3.37) 2.41 (1.82, 3.16) 2.26 (1.67, 3.03)

† Adjusted for each other as well as community (G/C and T/C), gender, parents’ nationality, area of residence, number of siblings, mode of delivery, birth weight, exclusive breastfeeding duration and bedroom sharing.

‡ Adjusted for each other as well as community (G/C and T/C), gender, parents’ nationality, area of residence and number of siblings. Maternal smoking during pregnancy, mode of delivery, birth weight and exclusive breastfeeding duration were not available for the 13–14 year-old children.

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

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