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Table 5 Number of antibiotic orders in the first year of life and throughout life correlated with asthma and allergic rhinitis reported odds ratios (OR). Adjusted odds ratio (aOR) controlled for covariates including age, sex, race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, delivery method, NICU status, birthweight, and prematurity.

From: Early antibiotic exposure and development of asthma and allergic rhinitis in childhood

  Asthma Allergic Rhinitis
OR P-value 95% C.I aOR P-value 95% C.I OR P-value 95% C.I aOR P-value 95% C.I
0–12 Months 1.14 <.001 1.10–1.17 1.18 0.03 1.02–1.38 1.04 0.01 1.01–1.07 0.91 0.56 0.66–1.25
Lifetime 1.11 <.001 1.09–1.13 1.09 <.001 1.07–1.11 1.09 <.001 1.07–1.10 1.06 <.001 1.04–1.09