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Table 3 Prevalence of asthmatic and allergic symptoms and diagnostic labeling in the 2000 and 2008 surveys

From: Temporal changes in the prevalence of childhood asthma and allergies in urban and rural areas of Cyprus: results from two cross sectional studies

  Year 2000 Year 2008 Year 2000 vs 2008
Unadjusted
Year 2000 vs 2008
Adjusted*
  %
(95% CI)
%
(95% CI)
OR
(CI)
P-Value OR
(CI)
P-Value
Ever Wheeze 18.5
(17.4-19.6)
25
(23.2-26.8)
1.42
(1.26-1.61)
P <0.01 1.41
(1.23-1.61)
P <0.01
Current Wheeze 6.9
(6.2-7.6)
8.7
(7.5-9.9)
1.25
(1.04-1.51)
P = 0.02 1.25
(1.02-1.53)
P = 0.03
Diagnosis Asthma 11.3
(10.4-12.2)
17.4
(15.8-19.0)
1.62
(1.40-1.86)
P <0.01 1.59
(1.36-1.86)
P <0.01
Severity of Asthma 1.5
(1.2-1.8)
2.6
(1.9-3.3)
1.79
(1.27-2.54)
P < 0.01 1.75
(1.19-2.55)
P < 0.01
Current Eczema 3.7
(3.2-4.2)
4.6
(3.7-5.5)
1.28
(0.99-1.64)
P = 0.05 1.36
(1.04-1.78)
P = 0.03
Diagnosis Eczema 6.8
(6.1-7.5)
13.5
(12.1-14.9)
2.11
(1.79-2.48)
P <0.01 1.91
(1.59-2.29)
P <0.01
Current Allergic Rhinoconjuctivitis 2.1
(1.7-2.5)
2.5
(1.8-3.2)
1.20
(0.86-1.66)
P = 0.29 1.11
(0.78-1.58)
P = 0.57
Diagnosis of Rhinitis 2.6
(2.1-3.1)
5.2
(4.3-6.1)
1.98
(1.54-2.56)
P <0.01 1.82
(1.39-2.41)
P <0.01
  1. * Adjusted for sex, urban/rural residence, district residence, family history of atopy, history of parental smoking at home, maternal smoking in pregnancy and country of birth