Table 4

Odds ratios and 95% confidence intervals for the association between PEF control and possible explanatory factors (multiple logistic regression)

OR95% CIp value
Age >10 years2.030.93 to 4.440.08
Sensitisation to mites0.620.24 to 1.620.33
Sensitisation to pollens0.480.23 to 1.030.06
Perennial asthma0.690.31 to 1.530.36
Atopic dermatitis0.510.23 to 1.150.11
Moulds within the home0.330.11 to 0.970.05
Passive smoking
    Mother smoking within the home0.340.14 to 0.890.03
    Understands how medication works1.490.68 to 3.290.32
    Takes the prescribed doses3.581.68 to 7.670.001