Table 4

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 148 non-atopic children

Variables

Wheezing in non-atopics*


N = 148

Yes (47)

No (101)

OR

Adjusted** OR

n(%)

n (%)

n (%)

[95%CI]

[95%CI]


T. trichuris

No

135 (91.2)

40 (29.6)

95 (70.4)

1#

1

Yes

13 (8.8)

7 (53.8)

6 (46.2)

2.77[0.88;8.76]

2.45[0.70;8.53]

Ascaris

No

122 (82.4)

38 (31.1)

84 (68.9)

1

1

Yes

26 (17.6)

9 (34.6)

17 (65.4)

1.17[0.48;2.86]

0.76[0.27;2.11]

Anti-Ascaris IgE

<0.35 kU/L

125 (84.5)

35 (28.0)

90 (72.0)

≥0.35 kU/L

23 (15.5)

12 (52.2)

11 (47.8)

2.80[1.13;6.94]

3.07[1.13;8.35]

Diarrhoea

None

23 (15.5)

7 (30.4)

16 (69.6)

1

1

<6 days

62 (41.9)

18 (29.0)

44 (71.0)

0.93[0.33;2.66]

1.17[0.39;3.53]

≥6 days

63 (42.6)

22 (34.9)

41 (65.1)

1.23[0.44;3.43]

1.79[0.55;5.78]


*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 and days with diarrhoea.

# 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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