Table 2– Prevalence of work-related sensitisation in SOLAR II from the final multiple regression model
Probability % (95% CI)Adjusted OR (95% CI)#
Intercept (β0)7.8
G: general risk factors
 Male versus female10.8 (6.5–17.5)1.4 (1.0–2.1)
 Low versus high socioeconomic status8.6 (5.3–13.9)1.1 (0.7–1.7)
 Study location, Munich versus Dresden12.7 (7.6–20.3)1.7 (1.1–2.6)
 Nationality, other versus German16.4 (5.8–38.5)2.3 (0.8–6.6)
 ETS exposure in SOLAR I, no versus yes9.7 (5.8–15.8)1.3 (0.9–1.9)
 Parental history of allergic rhinitis, yes versus no11.1 (6.8–17.7)1.5 (1.0–2.2)
 Positive versus negative SPT response in ISAAC phase II46.9 (33.3–61.0)10.4 (6.9–15.7)
Occupational exposure
 L: ever versus never having had occupational low-risk exposure8.0 (3.9–15.5)1.0 (0.6–1.7)
 H: never versus ever having had occupational high risk exposure8.4 (5.1–13.5)1.1 (0.7–1.7)
Full model, including
 Never had occupational exposure (G+H)91.8 (77.3–97.3)11.2 (3.4–36.6)
 Occupational low-risk exposure ever (G+L+H)91.9 (77.2–97.5)11.4 (3.4–38.2)
 Occupational high-risk exposure ever (G)91.2 (75.7–97.2)10.3 (3.1–34.3)
  • exp(β0)=0.085. G: general (non-occupational) risk factors; L: occupational low-risk exposure; H: occupational high-risk exposure; ETS: environmental tobacco smoke; SOLAR: Study on Occupational Allergy Risks; SPT: skin prick test; ISAAC: International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood. #: based on the full model (G+L+H); : forced in.