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Table 5 Atopic risk of newborns in the allergic families cohort (N = 560)

From: The Urban Environment and Childhood Asthma (URECA) birth cohort study: design, methods, and study population

Parental Atopic History n %
Mother's history of allergic disease   
   Wheezing in past 12 months 230 41.6
   Ever had asthma 270 48.9
   Current asthma 216 39.3
   Ever had hay fever 298 54.6
   Current hay fever 247 45.5
   Ever had eczema 176 31.9
   Current eczema 137 24.9
Father's history of allergic disease   
   Ever had asthma 160 32.1
   Ever had hay fever 150 32.2
   Ever had eczema 91 18.0
Other children with allergic disease   
   Ever had asthma 154 46.1
   Ever had hay fever 94 28.2
   Ever had eczema 152 45.5
Which parent has asthma   
   Neither parent 159 28.7
   Mother only* 219 39.5
   Father only 86 15.5
   Both parents 90 16.2
Which parent has hayfever/eczema   
   Neither parent 65 11.7
   Mother only* 244 43.9
   Father only 69 12.4
   Both parents 178 32.0
Which parent has any allergic disease/asthma   
   Mother only* 234 41.8
   Father only 69 12.3
   Both parents 257 45.9
  1. * Also includes unknown status of father