Table 3

 Adjusted* odds ratios (OR) with 95% confidence interval (CI) for the respiratory symptoms and asthma

Cough with phlegmChronic coughDyspnoea grade 2Attacks of dyspnoeaWheezingAsthma
OR95% CIOR95% CIOR95% CIOR95% CIOR95% CIOR95% CI
*Adjusted for sex, age, smoking status, educational level, pack years, and exposure to occupational dust or fumes.
†Odds ratios for mould and water damage are calculated without water damage and mould in the model, respectively. For all the other exposures, all the exposure variables are kept in the model as well as mould and water damage.
Mould†
    Never
    Only earlier1.6(1.01 to 2.38)1.2(0.71 to 2.19)1.5(0.92 to 2.47)1.7(1.06 to 2.72)1.5(0.99 to 2.34)1.4(0.68 to 2.85)
    Earlier and last year1.7(1.08 to 2.64)2.0(1.17 to 2.48)2.3(1.35 to 3.85)1.5(0.91 to 2 to 59)2.3(1.46 to 3.47)1.5(0.69 to 3.47)
Water damage†
    Never
    Only earlier1.2(0.84 to 1.72)1.2(0.74 to 1.86)1.4(0.91 to 2.10)1.1(0.74 to 1.74)1.3(0.92 to 1.86)1.4(0.78 to 2.62)
    Earlier and last year1.2(0.74 to 2.01)1.2(0.61 to 2.19)1.2(0.63 to 2.15)1.2(0.65 to 2.07)1.0(0.61 to 1.69)1.2(0.49 to 2.85)
Fitted carpets in bedroom
    Yes0.7(0.55 to 0.85)0.7(0.53 to 0.93)0.9(0 to 71 to 1.94)0.7(0.56 to 0.94)0.9(0.69 to 1.06)0.90.62 to 1.32)
    No
Fitted carpets in living room
    Yes1.0(0.73 to 1.32)1.1(0.75 to 1.58)1.3(0.94 to 1.78)0.9(0.63 to 1.27)0.9(0.64 to 1.16)0.6(0.36 to 1.10)
    No
Cat in adulthood
    Yes1.1(0.82 to 1.37)1.1(0.78 to 1.50)1.2(0.88 to 1.63)0.9(0.65 to 1.20)1.0(0.77 to 1.28)0.8(0.46 to 1.24)
    No
Cat in childhood
    Yes1.2(0.99 to 1.51)1.0(0.76 to 1.32)1.0(0.80 to 1.33)1.4(1.11 to 1.83)1.1(0.87 to 1.33)1.2(0.81 to 1.69)
    No
Dog in adulthood
    Yes1.1(0.81 to 1.44)1.0(0.67 to 1.42)1.2(0.84 to 1.68)1.4(1.01 to 1.93)1.0(0.78 to 1.38)0.9(0.55 to 1.61)
    No
Dog in childhood
    Yes1.1(0.90 to 1.37)1.2(0.93 to 1.61)1.3(1.0 to 1.65)0.9(0.72 to 1.19)1.0(0.82 to 1.25)0.8(0.52 to 1.13)
    No