Table 5

Atopic risk of newborns in the allergic families cohort (N = 560)

Parental Atopic History

n

%


Mother's history of allergic disease

Wheezing in past 12 months

230

41.6

Ever had asthma

270

48.9

Current asthma

216

39.3

Ever had hay fever

298

54.6

Current hay fever

247

45.5

Ever had eczema

176

31.9

Current eczema

137

24.9

Father's history of allergic disease

Ever had asthma

160

32.1

Ever had hay fever

150

32.2

Ever had eczema

91

18.0

Other children with allergic disease

Ever had asthma

154

46.1

Ever had hay fever

94

28.2

Ever had eczema

152

45.5

Which parent has asthma

Neither parent

159

28.7

Mother only*

219

39.5

Father only

86

15.5

Both parents

90

16.2

Which parent has hayfever/eczema

Neither parent

65

11.7

Mother only*

244

43.9

Father only

69

12.4

Both parents

178

32.0

Which parent has any allergic disease/asthma

Mother only*

234

41.8

Father only

69

12.3

Both parents

257

45.9


* Also includes unknown status of father

Gern et al. BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2009 9:17   doi:10.1186/1471-2466-9-17

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