Table 3

Univariate and multivariate analyses of the association of wheezing over the past 12 months with intestinal helminthic infections, anti-A. lumbricoides IgE antibodies and diarrhoea in 135 atopic children

Wheezing in atopics*


Variables

N = 135

n (%)

Yes (55)

n (%)

No (80)

n (%)

OR

[95%CI]

Adjusted** OR

[95%CI]


T. trichuris

No

112 (83.0)

41 (36.6)

71 (63.4)

1#

1

Yes

23 (17.0)

14 (60.9)

9 (39.1)

2.69[1.07;6.77]

3.07[1.00;9.43]

Ascaris

No

108 (80.0)

44 (40.7)

64 (59.3)

1

1

Yes

27 (20.0%)

11 (40.7)

16 (59.3)

1.00[0.42;2.36]

0.44[0.15;1.32]

Anti-Ascaris IgE

<0.35 kU/L

59 (43,7)

19 (32,2)

40 (67,8)

≥0.35 kU/L

76 (56,3)

36 (47,4)

40 (52,6)

1,89[0,93;3,84]

2.01[1.00;4.50]

Diarrhoea

None

27 (20.0)

9 (33.3)

18 (66.7)

1

1

<6 days

59 (43.7)

21 (35.6)

38 (64.4)

1.10[0.42;2.89

0.97[0.35;2,70]

≥6 days

49 (36.3)

25 (51.0)

24 (49.0)

2.08[0.78;5.53]

1.62[0.53;4.89]


*Atopy defined as the presence of serum IgE antibodies against at least one of the following allergens: D. pteronyssinus, B. tropicalis, mlk, ovalbumin, and peanuts.

**Adjusted for gender, age, T. trichiura eggs, A. lumbricoides eggs, days with diarrhoea and anti-Ascaris IgE.

# Class reference of the variable.

Bold numbers are statistically significant at 0.05.

Alcântara-Neves et al. Respiratory Research 2010 11:114   doi:10.1186/1465-9921-11-114

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