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Table 3 Summary of the findings in relation to current and past eczema

From: Evaluation of eczema, asthma, allergic rhinitis and allergies among the grade-7 children of Iqaluit

The number of students with filled questionnaires: 58 out of 108 Current eczema (n = 16) Past eczema (n = 20)
Male: female 5:11 3:7
Odds ratio .38 .31
95% CI .11–1.27 .10–.99
Ethnicity
 Inuit n (%) 5 (8.6) 6 (10.3)
 Mixed n (%) 8 (13.8) 10 (17.2)
 Non-Inuit n (%) 3 (5.2) 4 (6.9)
 Total n (%) 16 (27.6) 20 (34.5)
 Chi-square (p-value) 6.99 (.03) 10.44 (.01)
Smoker (yes: no) 1:1 9:11
Odds ratio .20 .10
95% CI .06–.71 .03–.38
Crowdedness correlation (p) − .143 (.29) − .176 (.19)
Cat owner (yes: no) 1:15 1:19
Odds ratio 2.73 1.95
95% CI .16–46.51 .12–32.88
Dog owner (yes: no) 3:5 1:1
Odds ratio .60 1.24
95% CI .19–1.95 .42–3.66
Any pet owner (yes: no) 7:9 11:9
Odds ratio .53 .99
95% CI .17–1.69 .33–2.94
Exclusive breast feeding (yes: no) 1:3 7:13
Odds ratio .16 .26
95% CI .04–.57 .08–.82
Being ever outside Nunavut (yes: no) 13:2 17:2
Odds ratio 1.53 2.27
95% CI .29–8.17 .43–11.92
Previous respiratory hospitalization (yes:no) 1:15 1:9
Odds ratio .33 .59
95% CI .04–2.95 .11–3.25
TB vaccination (yes: no) 14:0 17:1
Odds ratio n/a n/a
95% CI n/a n/a
Family history of food allergy (yes: no) 1:15 3:16
Odds ratio .43 1.94
95% CI .05–3.98 .35–10.72
Family history of environmental allergy (yes: no) 3:11 2:7
Odds ratio .79 .83
95% CI .18–3.42 .22–3.17
Family history of asthma (yes: no) 1:7 3:17
Odds ratio .63 .82
95% CI .12–3.44 .18–3.73
Family history of eczema (yes: no) 4:11 8:11
Odds ratio 1.41 5.64
95% CI .35–5.62 1.41–22.48
  1. CI confidence interval