Table 3– Incidence of physician-diagnosed allergic rhinitis up to SOLAR II from the final multiple regression model
Probability % (95% CI)Adjusted OR (95% CI)#
Intercept (β0)2.7
G: general risk factors
 Female versus male4.2 (2.0–8.5)1.6 (1.0–2.4)
 High versus low socioeconomic status3.3 (1.6–6.8)1.2 (0.8–1.9)
 Parental history of allergic rhinitis, yes versus no3.6 (1.6–7.7)1.3 (0.9–2.1)
 Parental history of asthma, yes versus no4.5 (1.8–11.0)1.7 (0.9–3.2)
 ETS exposure in SOLAR I, no versus yes3.4 (1.6–7.4)1.3 (0.9–1.9)
 Positive versus negative SPT response in ISAAC phase II16.8 (8.6–30.0)7.2 (4.8–11.0)
Occupational exposure
 L: never versus ever having had occupational low-risk exposure4.0 (2.3–6.9)1.5 (0.9–2.6)
 H: never versus ever having had occupational high risk exposure2.7 (1.5–5.1)1.0 (0.6–1.6)
Full model, including
 Never had occupational exposure (G+L+H)63.4 (45.5–78.2)1.7 (0.8–3.6)
 Occupational low-risk exposure ever (G+H)53.5 (33.5–72.4)1.1 (0.5–2.6)
 Occupational high-risk exposure ever (G+L)63.2 (44.5–78.6)1.7 (0.8–3.7)
  • exp(β0)=0.028. 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.