Table 6—

Risk of pollen- and pet-induced upper airway symptoms (UAS) with respect to childhood and current farming exposure

Living on a farm in childhood/current farm workn#Adjusted OR (95% CI)
Pollen-induced UASPet-induced UAS
No/no1131.001.00
No/yes580.68 (0.31–1.50)0.66 (0.26–1.70)
Yes/no1050.81 (0.43–1.50)0.96 (0.41–2.20)
Yes/yes1400.43 (0.22–0.82)0.09 (0.02–0.43)
  • OR: odds ratio

  • CI: confidence interval

  • #: those 50 females who lived on a farm but did not participate in farm work are omitted from analysis