Table 3

Adjusted odds ratio for symptoms and airway hyperresponsiveness in comparison with the normal weight group

BMI percentile 85–95p valueBMI percentile 95–100p value
Odds ratios were calculated correcting for sex, atopy status, family history of asthma, and family smoking history.
The results are reported as adjusted odds ratios with 95% confidence intervals.
Wheeze in last 12 months1.12 (0.85 to 1.46)0.421.34 (0.98 to 1.83)0.07
Wheeze ever1.23 (0.97 to 1.55)0.081.26 (1.01 to 1.56)0.04
Recent asthma1.15 (0.85 to 1.56)0.370.95 (0.67 to 1.35)0.95
Diagnosed asthma1.10 (0.86 to 1.42)0.450.87 (0.65 to 1.17)0.36
Cough in the last 12 months1.26 (0.97 to 1.63)0.091.40 (1.05 to 1.87)0.02
Dry cough1.16 (0.91 to 1.47)0.241.36 (1.05 to 1.77)0.02
Medication usage for asthma ever1.35 (1.01 to 1.72)0.020.90 (0.68 to 1.20)0.47
Medication usage for asthma in last 12 months1.09 (0.84 to 1.48)0.571.06 (0.73 to 1.54)0.75
Airway hyperresponsiveness0.84 (0.62 to 1.14)0.270.85 (0.61 to 1.20)0.85