Table 1

 Characteristics of children at 10 years of age

Skin prick testedNot skin prick testedp value
*Statistically significant (χ2 test).
Male49.7% (515/1036)53.7% (181/337)0.202
Social class I–III47.8% (446/933)56.0% (158/282)0.015*
Current wheeze20.7% (214/1036)13.4% (45/337)0.003*
Asthma ever21.5% (223/1035)15.5% (52/335)0.017*
Eczema ever43.4% (450/1030)33.5% (113/337)0.001*
Hay fever ever20.5% (212/1036)13.1% (44/337)0.002*
Parental asthma32.9% (323/982)23.3% (78/335)0.001*
Parental allergy63.6% (625/983)54.0% (181/335)0.002*