Table 4– Incidence of physician-diagnosed asthma up to SOLAR II from the final multiple regression model
Probability % (95% CI)Adjusted OR (95% CI)#
Intercept (β0)0.3
G: general risk factors
 Female versus male0.4 (0.1–1.7)1.4 (0.7–2.8)
 Low versus high socioeconomic status0.4 (0.1–1.6)1.2 (0.6–2.4)
 Parental history of asthma, yes versus no1.0 (0.2–4.6)3.4 (1.5–7.4)
 Parental history of atopic dermatitis, yes versus no0.4 (0.1–2.1)1.5 (0.7–3.2)
 ETS exposure in SOLAR I, yes versus no0.7 (0.2–2.5)2.4 (1.0–5.5)
 Ever versus never smoking status in SOLAR I0.5 (0.1–2.1)1.5 (0.8–3.0)
 Having been breastfed, no versus yes0.6 (0.1–2.6)1.9 (0.8–4.2)
 Positive versus negative SPT response in ISAAC phase II1.3 (0.3–4.9)4.3 (2.2–8.3)
Occupational exposure
 L: never versus ever having had occupational low-risk exposure0.5 (0.2–1.5)1.6 (0.7–3.8)
 H: never versus ever having had occupational high risk exposure0.4 (0.1–1.3)1.2 (0.6–2.6)
Full model, including
 Never had occupational exposure (G+L+H)60.0 (30.0–84.0)1.5 (0.4–5.3)
 Occupational low-risk exposure ever (G+H)48.4 (18.5–79.4)0.9 (0.2–3.9)
 Occupational high-risk exposure ever (G+L)54.8 (24.8–81.7)1.2 (0.3–4.5)
  • exp(β0)=0.003. 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.