Table 2

Odds Ratios for Factors Predicting the Development of New Onset Asthma

Model – Univariate


OR

(95% CI)


Presence of allergic rhinitis

10.26

4.83–21788

Female sex

2.19

1.48–3.26

Positive family history for allergic disorders

1.74

1.15–2.64

Presence of pets in the home

2.08

1.38–3.13

Parental smoking at home

1.32

0.88–1.97.

Sensitization to Parietaria judaica

4.26

2.78–6.54

Sensitization to house dust mite

1.33

0.85–2.08

Sensitization to Olea europea

1.63

1.1–2.5

Sensitization to grass pollen

1.52

0.83–2.77

Sensitization to orchard

1.43

0.90–2.25

Sensitization to perennial rye

1.25

0.79–1.98

Sensitization to cats

1.38

0.68–2.81

Treatment with allergen immunotherapy

0.63

0.40–0.98


Model – Multivariate* (significant factors only)


Presence of allergic rhinitis

7.81

3.05–20.04

Female sex

2.83

1.79–4.49

Presence of pets in the home

2.02

1.27–3.21

Sensitization to Parietaria judaica

2.01

1.16–3.47

Treatment with allergen immunotherapy**

0.53

0.32–0.86


*Model included: Allergic rhinitis diagnosis, gender, parental smoking at home, family history of allergic diseases, presence of pets at home, sensitization to Olea europea, sensitization to house dust mite, sensitization to grass pollen, sensitization to orchard, sensitization to perennial rye, sensitization to cats, sensitization to Parietaria judaica

** Model included: immunotherapy history and all the above covariates, excluding allergic rhinitis diagnosis.

Polosa et al. Respiratory Research 2005 6:153   doi:10.1186/1465-9921-6-153

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