Table 5—

Multivariate logistic regression analyses in nonatopic children: risk factors associated with wheeze in the previous 12 months and active asthma#

Wheeze OR (95% CI)Active asthma OR (95% CI)
Maternal asthma2.8 (1.6–5.0)+5.4 (2.5–11.7)+
Paternal asthma3.9 (2.1–7.5)+3.3 (1.4–7.6)+
Bronchiolitis aged <2 yrs4.7 (2.5–8.9)+14.5 (7.0–30.0)+
Humid household1.5 (1.1–2.1)§2.7 (1.4–5.2)§
Maternal smoking1.2 (0.8–1.7)1.0 (0.5–1.8)
Born before term1.3 (0.8–2.3)0.6 (0.2–1.7)
Maternal schooling ≥8 yrs0.7 (0.4–1.1)0.3 (0.1–0.9)ƒ
≥2 siblings1.1 (0.7–1.5)0.6 (0.3–1.05)
High-load Ascaris2.0 (1.1–3.8)ƒ3.1 (1.1–6.6)ƒ
  • The total number of subjects included in these analyses was 829. OR: odds ratio; CI: confidence interval. #: adjusted for age and sex; : ≥100 eggs·g−1; +: p≤0.001; §: p≤0.01; ƒ: p≤0.05.