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Table 2 Risk factors for asthma diagnosis

From: Native and foreign born as predictors of pediatric asthma in an Asian immigrant population: a cross sectional survey

Risk factor (yes versus no except where indicated) OR (All subjects) p OR (11–18) p OR (4–10) p
Site (NEMC versus SC) 1.07 0.85 1.21 0.68 1.53 0.51
Language (Chinese versus English) 2.00 0.036 1.33 0.65 1.60 0.51
Gender (male versus female) 1.15 0.64 0.94 0.89 1.47 0.43
Wheezing 9.00 < 0.001 13.57 0.005 6.00 0.025
Allergies 1.33 0.43 2.71 0.034 0.61 0.43
Family history of asthma 6.40 < 0.001 10.52 < 0.001 4.52 0.07
Born in the US 4.86 < 0.001 3.22 0.038 8.00 0.003
Smoking in the home 1.23 0.53 0.83 0.68 2.15 0.11
Pests seen in or around home 1.17 0.63 1.37 0.50 1.43 0.49
Heavy motor vehicle traffic near home 1.68 0.12 1.61 0.33 1.25 0.64
Family SES (lower versus higher) 2.50 0.22 3.15 0.26 1.80 0.61