Table 1

Baseline data of the study groups

Asthma group
(n = 75)
Control group
(n = 75)
p ValueOR (95% CI)
Age (years)1-150 8.5 (3–14.3)8.4 (3–14.3)NS
Height (cm)1-150 130.2 (93–171)132.7 (99–185)NS
Weight (kg)1-150 32 (13–66.5)31.6 (10.2–74)NS
Number of patients
Male4848NS1 (0.51 to 1.94)
Atopic family history60 27< 0.0017.11 (3.40 to 14.85)
Atopic symptoms
 Eczema296< 0.0017.25 (2.79 to 18.83)
 Rhinitis53 6< 0.00127.70 (10.49 to 73.16)
 Conjunctivitis32 3< 0.00117.86 (5.15 to 61.85)
 All of these 66 15< 0.00129.33 (11.95 to 71.95)
  • 1-150 Values are mean (range).

  • CI, confidence interval; OR, odds ratio.