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Table 2 Childhood Symptoms at Ages 2, 3, and 5 Years

From: Cord blood versus age 5 mononuclear cell proliferation on IgE and asthma

  Frequency (%) n/Total
Age 2
Asthma1 15.2 41/269
Wheeze1 15.3 41/268
Cough1 50.2 135/269
Eczema1 21.6 57/264
Age 3
Asthma1 17.7 48/274
Wheeze1 11.8 32/272
Cough1 47.1 128/272
Eczema1 25.1 68/271
Age 5
Physician Diagnosed Asthma 2 29.6 66/223
Wheeze/Whistling/Cough/Other 2 31.8 71/223
Cough1 49.2 119/242
Itchy Rash Last 12 months 3 65.9 29/44
Ever Had Eczema 3 27.9 62/222
  1. Values shown are validated percents to account for missing variables.
  2. Sample inclusive of children in whom we have cord blood biological data (n = 359).
  3. Parental report of symptoms assessed by: 1Study Questionnaire, 2Brief Respiratory
  4. Questionnaire, and 3ISAAC Eczema Module.
  5. ISAAC, International Study of Asthma and Allergy in Childhood