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Table 4 Likelihood of development of severe food allergy reactions in those with parent-reported breastfeeding symptoms compared to those who reported symptoms from direct ingestion of egg, milk, and peanut

From: Exploration of parent-reported food allergy symptoms via breastmilk exposures and likelihood to develop tolerance

  Egg allergy (n = 557) OR (95% CI) p-value
Severe reaction (n = 147) No severe reaction (n = 410)
n (%) n (%)
Parent-reported symptoms while breastfeeding
 Yes 15 (22%) 52 (78%) 0.79 (0.42–1.46) 0.443
 No 132 (27%) 358 (73%) Reference
  Milk allergy (n = 532) OR (95% CI) p-value
Severe reaction (n = 271) No severe reaction (n = 261)
n (%) n (%)
Parent-reported symptoms while breastfeeding
 Yes 64 (44%) 81 (56%) 0.68 (0.45–1.01) 0.053
 No 207 (53%) 180 (47%) Reference
  Peanut allergy (n = 803) OR (95% CI) p-value
Severe reaction (n = 266) No severe reaction (n = 537)
n (%) n (%)
Parent-reported symptoms while breastfeeding
 Yes 15 (33%) 30 (67%) 1.00 (0.52–1.93) 0.995
 No 251 (33%) 507 (67%) Reference
  1. Adjusted for age, sex, maternal race, presence of household pet, and annual household income. Data presented for all subjects with non-missing data for predictor of interest and co-variates