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Table 2 Prevalence of respiratory symptoms, allergic diseases and lung function disorders

From: Parameters of lung inflammation in asthmatic as compared to healthy children in a contaminated city

  Asthmatic n = 51 Non-asthmatic n = 52 OR p value
  No. (%) No. (%) (95% CI)  
Respiratory symptoms:     
Cough 47 (92.1) 13 (25.0) 3.6 (2.2 - 5.9) 0.0001
Wheezing 50 (98.0) 5 ( 9.6) 10.2 (4.4 - 23.4) 0.0001
Rhinorrhea 51 (100) 44 (84.6) 1.1 (1.05 - 1.3) 0.003
Allergic diseases:     
Rhinitis 24 (47.0) 3 (5.7) 8.1 (2.6 - 25.4) 0.0001
Eczema 15 (29.4) 1 (1.9) 15.2 (2.1 - 111.5) 0.0001
Type of impaired lung function: 16 (31.4) 6 (11.4) 2.7 (1.1 - 6.3) 0.02
Obstructive 10 (19.6) 2 (3.8) 5.2 (1.2 - 22.5) 0.01
Restrictive 1 (1.9) 2 (3.8) 0.65 (0.06 - 6.9) 0.56
Mixed 5 (9.8) 2 (3.8) 2.9 (0.5 - 12.5) 0.22