Table 6

Adjusted odds ratios of asthma and allergic symptoms in relation to family history of allergies in children from the Greek-Cypriot and Turkish-Cypriot community
7-8 year olds 13-14 year olds
G/C T/C G/C T/C
Odds ratio† Odds ratio p-value Odds ratio‡ Odds ratio p-value
(95% CI) (95% CI) LRT§ (95% CI) (95% CI) LRT§
Outcomes
Current wheeze 3.40 2.40 0.12 3.95 2.84 0.27
(2.42, 4.77) (1.80, 3.19) (2.51, 6.21) (1.92, 4.13)
Severe asthma 5.47 2.91 0.09 5.90 4.75 0.61
(2.87, 10.43) (1.93, 4.33) (2.92, 11.93) (2.95, 7.51)
Current eczema 3.96 3.56 0.74 1.54 2.82 0.19
(2.48, 6.31) (2.24, 5.60) (0.76, 3.12) (1.53, 4.94)
Current rhinoconjuctivitis 5.12 3.17 0.21 1.87 2.52 0.34
(2.68, 9.79) (2.11, 4.73) (1.13, 3.07) (1.73, 3.62)

† Adjusted for gender, parents’ nationality, parents’ level of education, area of residence, number of siblings, passive smoking, animals at home, maternal smoking during pregnancy, mode of delivery, birth weight, exclusive breastfeeding duration and bedroom sharing.

‡ Adjusted for gender, parental nationality, parental level of education, area of residence, number of siblings, passive smoking, and animals at home.

§ Likelihood ratio test comparing models with and without interaction term between community (G/C & T/C) and family history of allergies.

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

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