Table 5

Rate of subsequent atopy in individuals exposed to more than one independant variable

Risk factors for atopy % atopic (n)
None of maternal atopy, pertussis immunisation or antibiotics <2 years22 (34/154)
Maternal atopy alone32 (7/22)
Pertussis immunisation alone29 (106/368)
Antibiotics <2 years alone39 (100/254)
Maternal atopy and pertussis immunisation39 (29/74)
Maternal atopy and antibiotics <2 years54 (36/67)
Pertussis immunisation and antibiotics <2 years51 (372/731)
Maternal atopy, pertussis immunisation and antibiotics <2 years67 (124/184)