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Table 5 Cockroach Antigen-Induced PBMC Proliferation and Asthma, Eczema at Age 5 Years

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

  Outcomes
Predictors Asthma 1
[n = 99]
OR (95% CI)
Eczema 2
[n = 93]
OR (95% CI)
Positive cockroach-induced PBMC proliferation 3.08 (1.13, 8.37) 2.09 (0.76, 5.75)
Female sex 0.35 (0.13, 0.92) 1.26 (0.47, 3.37)
African American ethnicity
(Reference = Dominican)
2.13 (0.81, 5.63) 1.28 (0.48, 3.40)
Age 5 ETS exposed 1.36 (0.51, 3.61) 1.93 (0.69, 5.40)
Maternal history of asthma 3.97 (1.43, 11.02) 3.48 (1.27, 9.56)
Prenatal cockroach allergen in bed (μg/g dust) 0.89 (0.62, 1.27) 0.99 (0.70, 1.39)
  1. Results were based on multivariate logistic regression models. Maternal asthma was defined as positive at either prenatal or 3-months postnatal time points. Cockroach prenatal allergen levels (μg/g of dust) are expressed as natural log-transformed values. 1BRQ, 2ISAAC Eczema Module
  2. BRQ, Brief Respiratory Questionnaire.
  3. ISAAC, International Study of Asthma and Allergy in Childhood.
  4. ETS, environmental tobacco smoke