Table 4

Conditional ORs of hospitalisations due to asthma associated with statin use

OutcomeUnadjusted OR, (95% CI)p ValueAdjusted OR, (95% CI)p Value
Asthma hospitalisation and/or ER visit0.51 (0.34 to 0.76)0.0010*0.55 (0.36 to 0.84)0.0059*
Asthma hospitalisation0.56 (0.32 to 0.98)0.0436*0.63 (0.35 to 1.13)0.1183
Asthma ER visit0.44 (0.27 to 0.73)0.0013*0.47 (0.28 to 0.82)0.0069*
  • *p<0.05.

  • Adjusted for variables used to create propensity scores.

  • Adjusted for prior asthma-related hospitalisations, ER visits, office and laboratory visits, number of short-acting β agonist prescriptions and adherence to ICS therapy.

  • ICS, inhaled corticosteroid.