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Table 3 Associations of allergies with stressful life events in 4002 Chinese people

From: Association of stress management skills and stressful life events with allergy risk: a case-control study in southern China

Exposure Odds of allergies (odds ratio, 95% confidence interval)a
Crude Adjustedb
Categorical variable
 0 total stressful events 1.00 1.00
 1 or 2 total stressful events 1.66 (1.43–1.94)*** 1.65 (1.41–1.93)***
 3 or more total stressful events 3.07 (2.54–3.73)*** 3.10 (2.55–3.79)***
Continuous variable
 Total number of stressful events 1.27 (1.21–1.33)*** 1.27 (1.21–1.33)***
 Number of disease or death events 1.96 (1.70–2.26)*** 1.95 (1.69–2.25)***
 Number of conflict events 1.41 (1.28–1.56)*** 1.39 (1.26–1.54)***
 Number of life changing or other events 1.27 (1.19–1.36)*** 1.27 (1.19–1.37)***
  1. ***P < 0.001, indicate significant odds ratios compared with reference. aFor models with continuous variable, odds ratios are the odds of allergies with increase in one stressful event. bAdjusted for age, sex, education, body mass index, smoking status, alcohol intake and physical activity