Table 1– Characteristics of the cohort
Male85 (57.8)
Number of older siblings
 076 (51.7)
 141 (27.9)
 ≥230 (20.4)
Pet ownership108 (73.5)
Childcare attendance in first year of life
 None90 (61.2)
 First 6 months of age20 (13.6)
 7–12 months of age37 (25.2)
Antenatal smoking5 (3.4)
Environmental tobacco smoke exposure19 (12.9)
Maternal history
 Asthma97 (66.0)
 Hayfever132 (89.8)
 Eczema61 (41.5)
 Atopy121 (82.3)
Paternal history
 Asthma62 (42.2)
 Hayfever93 (63.3)
 Eczema22 (15.0)
 Atopy122 (83.0)
Biparental atopy101 (68.7)
Duration of breastfeeding
 0–6 weeks11 (7.5)
 7–12 weeks16 (10.9)
 13–20 weeks11 (7.5)
 21–26 weeks7 (4.8)
 >26 weeks102 (69.4)
Atopic conditions at 10 yrs
 Allergic rhinoconjunctivitis72 (49.0)
 Eczema ever77 (52.4)
 Current eczema38 (25.9)
 Atopy88 (59.9)
 Doctor diagnosis of asthma (ever)53 (36.1)
 Current asthma27 (18.4)
 Persistent wheeze30 (20.4)
  • Data are presented as n (%).