Table 2

Childhood adversities as the predictors of incident asthma

Childhood adversities
Number of subjects in the analysisNumber of subjects with the event01–2 Childhood adversities>2
Crude17 89459311.20 (1.0–1.45)1.62 (1.31–2.01)
Adjusted for demographics*17 89459311.16 (0.96–1.40)1.50 (1.21–1.86)
Adjusted for psychiatric disorders†17 89459311.16 (0.96–1.40)1.48 (1.19–1.84)
Adjusted for asthma risk factors‡17 89459311.19 (0.98–1.43)1.57 (1.26–1.95)
Adjusted for health behaviours§17 89459311.17 (0.97–1.41)1.55 (1.25–1.92)
Adjusted for all aforementioned17 89459311.11 (0.92–1.34)1.33 (1.06–1.67)
  • *Sex, age group, marital status, education.

  • †Sympathetic nervous system, Reeder, Beck, prescribed antidepressant or antianxiety, National Hospital Discharge Register F-diagnoses.

  • ‡Pet, parents’ smoking, prescribed antiallergy drugs.

  • §Smoking, body mass index, physical activity, high alcohol intake.