Table 4

 Adjusted* odds ratios for onset and remission of respiratory symptoms and asthma in relationship to reported indoor dampness between surveys

Onset in damp homesRemission in damp homes
*All values are adjusted for age, study centre, sex, body mass index, rhinitis, smoking status, type of housing, age of building, and socioeconomic status.
Subjects reporting onset of respiratory symptoms were compared with those with no symptoms or asthma in both surveys. Subjects reporting remission of respiratory symptoms were compared with those with persistent symptoms or asthma.
Wheeze1.28 (1.12 to 1.46)0.88 (0.74 to 1.03)
Nocturnal breathlessness1.33 (1.09 to 1.63)0.68 (0.48 to 0.96)
Nocturnal cough1.26 (1.13 to 1.41)0.84 (0.73 to 0.97)
Asthma1.13 (0.92 to 1.40)0.65 (0.36 to 1.17)