Table 3

‚ÄÉRelation between paternal atopy and incidence of atopic dermatitis in 5658 children with complete information on maternal and paternal atopic disease

Atopic diseaseChildren with atopic dermatitis (n (%))Crude OR (95% CI)Adjusted OR (95% CI)*
*Controlling for maternal and paternal social class, maternal and paternal education level, parity, breast feeding, and birth weight.
CI, confidence interval; OR, odds ratio.
Paternal eczema
No1566/4861 (30.8)11
Yes352/796 (44.2)1.78 (1.52 to 2.07)1.76 (1.50 to 2.05)
Paternal asthma
No1558/4922 (31.7)11
Yes293/735 (40.0)1.43 (1.22 to 1.67)1.46 (1.23 to 1.72)
Paternal hayfever
No1183/3911 (30.3)11
Yes668/1746 (38.3)1.41 (1.27 to 1.61)1.37 (1.22 to 1.56)
Paternal atopic disease
No978/3334 (29.3)11
Yes873/2323 (37.6)1.45 (1.30 to 1.62)1.41 (1.25 to 1.59)