Table 3—

Association of the symptoms with skin-test positivity (≥3 mm or larger skin weal reaction to any of the tested allergens)

SymptomOR (95% CI)
ODTS1.6 (0.61–4.3)
Chronic bronchitis1.5 (0.82–2.8)
Current wheezing1.6 (0.80–3.1)
Doctor's diagnosis of asthma2.8 (1.3–6.2)
Use of asthma medication2.3 (0.92–5.6)
Chronic rhinitis2.8 (1.9–4.2)
Chronic conjunctivitis2.7 (1.8–4.0)
  • OR: odds ratio

  • CI: confidence interval

  • ODTS: organic dust toxic syndrome