Table 3

Lack of association of maternal smoking with respiratory allergic symptoms and aeroallergen sensitisation at the age of 4 years; values are %

Maternal smoking
In pregnancy (n=250)After childbirth (n=307)Any3-150 (n=365)
Asthma
 Yes = 18124.326.533.1
 No = 103719.925.029.4
Rhinitis
 Yes = 6521.523.126.2
 No = 115320.525.330.2
Any respiratory symptoms
 Yes = 21824.827.133.0
 No = 100019.624.829.3
Aeroallergen sensitisation
 Yes = 19015.318.521.2
 No = 79121.126.531.43-151
  • 3-150 Any = maternal smoking during pregnancy and/or later.

  • χ2 with Yates's correction.

  • 3-151 p<0.05.