Table 3

‚ÄÉCumulative meta-analysis of all studies estimating an effect of high weight in childhood on outcome of asthma

Summary estimate(95% CI)p value
Schwartz42 (1990)0.92(0.62 to 1.37)0.682
Fergusson41 (1997)0.91(0.66 to 1.27)0.577
Leadbitter39 (1999)0.92(0.68 to 1.26)0.600
Gregory40 (1999)0.941(0.70 to 1.27)0.692
Rasanen38 (2000)1.128(0.87 to 1.46)0.358
Chinn32 (2001)1.158(0.93 to 1.44)0.188
Castro-Rodriguez33 (2001)1.242(1.01 to 1.53)0.043
Yuan37 (2002)1.304(1.08 to 1.57)0.005
Xu24 (2002)1.295(1.10 to 1.53)0.002
Gilliland31 (2003)1.347(1.17 to 1.55)0.000
Bolte35 (2004)1.349(1.17 to 1.55)0.000
Sin36 (2004)1.227(1.13 to 1.34)0.000