Table 5

Variables found not to be statistically significant for the development of eczema (with or without other symptoms) by 12 months post-term

Maternal age
Single infant verses twin/triplet
Number of children less than 18 years old in the family
Maternal/paternal smoking at the time of recruitment
Presence of pets in home
Whether or not child had his/her own bedroom
Gestational age at birth
Birth weight
Total weeks of breast feeding
Number of weeks of breast feeding prior to solid food introduction
Whether or not ever breast fed
Whether or not exclusively breast fed before solid food introduction
Whether or not infant cows’ milk formula used before solid food introduction
Whether or not hypoallergenic formula used before solid food introduction
Week at which cows’ milk was introduced
Number of weeks from term cheese introduced
Number of weeks from term eggs introduced
Number of weeks from term fish introduced
Number of weeks from term fruit introduced
Number of weeks from term meat introduced
Number of weeks from term meat with vegetables introduced
Number of weeks from term baby rice introduced
Number of weeks from term baby rusks introduced
Number of weeks from term vegetables introduced
Number of weeks from term yoghurt introduced
Number of weeks from term other desserts introduced