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Table 4 Summary of the findings in relation to reported history of food and environmental allergies

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 Reported food allergy (n = 2) Reported med allergy (n = 3) Reported anaphylaxis (n = 3)
Male: female 0:2 2:1 3:0
Odds ratio n/a 2.23 n/a
95% CI n/a .19–26.06 n/a
Ethnicity
 Inuit n (%) 0 (.0) 1 (1.7) 3 (5.2)
 Mixed n (%) 2 (3.4) 1 (1.7) 0 (.0)
 Non-Inuit n (%) 0 (.0) 1 (1.7) 0 (.0)
 Total n (%) 2 (3.4) 3 (5.2) 3 (5.2)
 Chi-square (p-value) 3.74 (.17) 2.46 (.31) 1.49 (.67)
Smoker(s) at home (yes: no) 2:0 2:1 2:1
Odds ratio n/a .68 .68
95% CI n/a .06–8.12 .06–8.12
Crowdedness correlation (p) .184 (.17) − .04 (.79) − .11 (.41)
Cat ownership (yes: no) 0:2 0:3 0:3
Odds ratio n/a n/a n/a
95% CI n/a n/a n/a
Dog ownership (yes: no) 1:1 2:1 2:1
Odds ratio 1.15 2.4 2.4
95% CI .07–19.38 .21–28.05 .21–28.05
Any pet owner (yes: no) 1:1 2:1 2:1
Odds ratio .81 1.67 1.67
95% CI .05–13.55 .14–19.48 .14–19.48
Exclusive breast feeding (yes: no) 1:1 3:0 2:1
Odds ratio .78 n/a 1.60
95% CI .05–13.02 n/a .14–18.72
Being ever outside Nunavut (yes: no) 1:1 3:0 3:0
Odds ratio .20 n/a n/a
95% CI .01–3.43 n/a n/a
Previous respiratory hospitalization (yes: no) 0:2 1:2 1:2
Odds ratio n/a 3.43 3.43
95% CI n/a .27–42.96 .28–42.96
TB vaccination (yes: no) 2:0 2:1 3:0
Odds ratio n/a n/a n/a
95% CI n/a n/a n/a
Family history of food allergy (yes: no) 0:2 0:2 0:3
Odds ratio n/a n/a n/a
95% CI n/a n/a n/a
Family history of environmental allergy (yes: no) 1:1 0:3 1:2
Odds ratio 3.25 n/a 1.58
95% CI .19–55.98 n/a .13–19.03
Family history of asthma (yes: no) 1:1 0:3 0:3
Odds ratio 5.5 n/a n/a
95% CI .31–97.23 n/a n/a
Family history of eczema (yes: no) 0:2 2:1 0:3
Odds ratio n/a 8.2 n/a
95% CI n/a .67–99.7 n/a
  1. CI confidence interval