Table 5

Frequency of respiratory symptoms in childhood: comparison of data for subjects with and without dampness in the home in childhood

Childhood dataDampness in childhood (n=26)No dampness in childhood (n=122)
Five or more asthma attacks in the last 12 months16  (61.5%)46  (37.7%)5-153
Three or more weeks of lost school per year6 (23.1%)8 (6.7%)5-153
Frequent cough with exercise19 (79.2%)64 (55.2%)5-153
Frequent cough at night without a cold12 (46.2%)30 (25.9%)5-153
  • 5-153 p<0.05 (Fisher’s exact test).