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Table 4 Crude odds ratios and adjusted odds ratios (with 95% confidence intervals in brackets) for whistling or wheezing in chest/asthma attack anytime in the last 12 months

From: A measure for quantifying the impact of housing quality on respiratory health: a cross-sectional study

Effect Whistling or wheezing Asthma attack
Crude odds Adjusted* odds Crude odds Adjusted* odds
Smoke Cigarettes 1.99 (1.46,2.70) 1.94 (1.39,2.71) 0.85 (0.55,1.32) 0.92 (0.58,1.46)
age 0–6 vs 18–59 1.00 (0.71,1.41) 1.34 (0.92,1.93) 1.35 (0.86,2.12) 1.47 (0.91,2.37)
age 7–17 vs 18-59 0.85 (0.62,1.15) 1.08 (0.78,1.51) 1.53 (1.03,2.26) 1.61 (1.06,2.43)
age 60 plus vs 18-59 0.66 (0.52,0.84) 0.63 (0.47,0.85) 0.93 (0.66,1.30) 0.80 (0.55,1.17)
Sex Female vs Male 1.11 (0.90,1.36) 1.12 (0.90,1.39) 0.96 (0.73,1.27) 0.99 (0.75,1.31)
RHI continuous (per increase of 1 level) 1.12 (1.05,1.20) 1.11 (1.04,1.20) 1.13 (1.03,1.23) 1.11 (1.01,1.22)
RHI 1 vs 0 0.87 (0.55,1.38) 0.90 (0.57,1.43) 0.79 (0.42,1.49) 0.77 (0.41,1.44)
RHI 2 vs 0 1.36 (0.87,2.11) 1.44 (0.92,2.25) 1.03 (0.56,1.88) 1.02 (0.56,1.87)
RHI 3 vs 0 1.07 (0.67,1.70) 1.08 (0.67,1.73) 1.03 (0.55,1.93) 0.95 (0.50,1.79)
RHI 4 vs 0 1.46 (0.88,2.45) 1.64 (0.97,2.75) 1.49 (0.76,2.92) 1.46 (0.74,2.88)
RHI 5 vs 0 1.59 (0.87,2.89) 1.21 (0.65,2.25) 1.50 (0.69,3.25) 1.26 (0.56,2.81)
RHI 6 plus vs 0 1.82 (0.94,3.51) 2.04 (1.03,4.06) 1.39 (0.59,3.27) 1.38 (0.58,3.30)
person/bedroom >1 vs < =1 0.93 (0.75,1.14) 0.68 (0.52,0.89) 0.96 (0.73,1.28) 0.70 (0.49,0.99)
  1. *For all factors (apart from discrete levels of the RHI), the factors were adjusted for a continuous RHI; the other factors controlled for are those listed in the first column of the table.