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Table 2 Maternal antecedents of allergic diseases (n = 326)

From: Particular characteristics of allergic symptoms in tropical environments: follow up to 24 months in the FRAAT birth cohort study

Phenotype n (%)
Current asthma 21 (6.44)
Duration of asthma (Mean, SD) 14.0 ± 9.01 years
Current rhinitis 84 (25.7)
Eczema 0 (0)
Food allergy 23 (7.1)
Drug allergy 5 (1.5)
Family history of asthma* 53 (16.3)
Allergic sensitization (n = 265)** n (%) Any allergy symptom (%)***
Atopy (at least 1 positive test) 93 (35) (50.5)
Mite sensitized 82 (30.9) (54.8)
D. pteronyssinus 59 (22.3) (59.3)
B. tropicalis 61 (23.0) (54)
Cockroach 12 (4.5) (58)
Cat 7 (2.6) (42)
Dog 7 (2.6) (57)
Molds (Pen, Asp, Alt) 8 (3.0) (100)
Pollens (Art, Phl, Bet, Acacia) 7 (2.6) (57)
  1. †Probability of exposure in non-wheezers (ρ 0 = 0.05)
  2. ‡Probability of exposure in non-wheezers (ρ 0 = 0.26)
  3. *Asthma in parents, grand-parents and/or siblings
  4. ** As defined by skin tests
  5. *** Asthma, rhinitis, reported food allergy
  6. SD: Standard deviation
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