Table 3

 Asthma and hay fever according to HRT use in 2206 women aged 46–54 years

No HRT(n = 1666)(%)HRT(n = 540)(%)OR (95% CI)*p value
*From logistic regression models with adjustment for smoking habits, BMI, age, centre, and social class.
†Asthma medication and/or asthma attacks in the last 12 months.
‡Wheeze in the last 12 months.
§Symptoms included: wheeze, wheeze with shortness of breath, wheeze without cold, waking with tightness in chest, waking with shortness of breath, waking with cough, asthma attacks, current asthma medication.
**Waking with tightness in chest or waking with shortness of breath.
††Hay fever or nasal allergies.
‡‡Asthma and hay fever.
Asthma† (1.03 to 2.20)0.035
Wheeze‡18.723.11.54 (1.17 to 2.02)0.002
Three or more symptoms§13.318.51.62 (1.20 to 2.20)0.002
Night symptoms** (0.61 to 1.18)0.3
Hay fever†† (1.14 to 1.88)0.003
Allergic asthma‡‡ (1.09 to 2.89)0.022