Table 4—

Association of the specific upper airway symptoms (UAS) with respective skin-test results

SymptomOR (95% CI)
Pollen-induced UAS14.0 (7.6–27.0) for a positive skin-test result to at least one of birch, timothy or mugwort
Cat-induced UAS27 (12–61) for a positive skin-test result to cat
Dog-induced UAS12.0 (5.8–27.0) for a positive skin-test result to dog
Farm work-induced UAS#5.1 (1.6–17.0) for a positive skin-test result to bovine dander
  • OR: odds ratio

  • CI: confidence interval

  • #: farm work-induced UAS analysis was confined to the farmers only

  • : apart from bovine dander, none of the other tested allergens was significantly associated with farm work-induced UAS