Table 3

OR (95% CI) for chronic respiratory symptoms estimated by multivariable logistic regression (n=522)

CoughCurrent wheezeSevere asthmaShortness of breath
Age (years)0.72 (0.48 to 1.06)0.55 (0.31 to 0.96)*
Sex
Height (cm)1.07 (0.99 to 1.17)1.18 (1.04 to 1.35)*1.06 (0.98 to 1.14)
Weight (kg)0.72 (0.54 to 0.94)*
Admission during infancy2.63 (1.13 to 6.12)*5.48 (2.45 to 12.26)†6.36 (2.34 to 17.28)†
FEV1 (l)‡0.14 (0.01 to 1.72)0.04 (0.00 to 1.09)1.24 (0.01 to 1.17)
  • *Significant at 0.05 level.

  • †Significant at 0.001 level.

  • ‡Prebronchodilator FEV1.

  • FEV1, forced expiratory volume in one second.