Table 3

 Adjusted* odds ratio (OR) with 95% confidence intervals (CI) for respiratory symptoms and asthma in relationship to indoor dampness

Water damageWet floorsVisible mouldsAny dampness
*All values are adjusted for age, study centre, sex, body mass index, rhinitis, smoking status, type of housing, age of the building, and socioeconomic status. Each variable for indoor dampness was entered one at a time.
Wheeze1.32 (1.17 to 1.49)1.54 (1.25 to 1.90)1.54 (1.31 to 1.80)1.38 (1.24 to 1.53)
Nocturnal breathlessness1.81 (1.50 to 2.19)2.58 (1.93 to 3.45)1.72 (1.35 to 2.20)1.80 (1.51 to 2.15)
Nocturnal cough1.34 (1.21 to 1.49)1.66 (1.38 to 2.00)1.41 (1.22 to 1.63)1.40 (1.28 to 1.54)
Productive cough1.34 (1.18 to 1.51)1.52 (1.23 to 1.87)1.36 (1.15 to 1.61)1.34 (1.20 to 1.50)
Asthma1.18 (0.95 to 1.44)1.67 (1.22 to 2.27)1.53 (1.18 to 1.98)1.27 (1.06 to 1.52)