Table 6—

Prevalence of respiratory symptoms and diagnoses by atopic status measured by a screening test for multiple specific immunoglobulin E against aeroallergens (n=460)

Prevalence %Number of participants
Asthma
 Atopic2.812
 Nonatopic1.25
 All4.017
Asthmatic, spastic or obstructive bronchitis
 Atopic3.715
 Nonatopic7.129
 All10.844
Bronchitis
 Atopic16.971
 Nonatopic40.4170
 All57.3241
Any wheeze symptoms
 Atopic10.340
 Nonatopic22.286
 All32.5126
Any cough symptoms
 Atopic9.540
 Nonatopic27.1114
 All36.6154