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Table 6 Adjusted associations between the eczema age of onset at 2 years and current asthma at 6 years

From: Early eczema and the risk of childhood asthma: a prospective, population-based study

  Complete caseb (N=2192)a Multiple imputationb (N=4780) Multiple imputationc (N=4780)
  OR 95% CI OR 95% CI OR 95% CI
Age of eczema onset in tertilesd       
0-3 months 4.51 1.73-11.72 2.18 1.03-4.61 1.98 0.91-4.28
4-12 months 1.21 0.27-5.35 1.40 0.61-3.19 1.33 0.58-3.04
≥13 months 2.94 0.82-10.53 2.11 0.72-6.16 2.05 0.69-6.07
Sex 1.49 0.81-2.74 1.29 0.83-2.00 1.27 0.81-2.01
Atopy in family 2.46 1.08-5.62 1.81 0.99-3.31 1.73 0.92-3.23
Wheezing 4.98 2.72-9.13 2.62 1.55-4.43 2.59 1.52-4.41
Sensitisation (any) 2.19 0.77-6.20
  1. aNumbers of missing data varies for different variables.
  2. bAdjusted for homeowner, smoking mother, male sex, atopy in family and wheeze.
  3. cAdjusted for b plus sensitisation.
  4. dReference group: children with no eczema during the first2 years of life.