Table 2

Asthma and respiratory symptoms in MRTs and physiotherapists, among never smokers

OutcomeMRTs (%)Physios (%)OR (unadj)OR adj (95% CI)
*Adjusted for age and gender.
†Significant interaction with gender (p=0.016).
‡Adjusted for age.
§Adjusted for gender, age, and childhood asthma.
¶Adjusted for gender, age, childhood asthma, and latex glove use.
** Among those not reporting latex associated wheeze, SOB, or chest tightness (adjusted for age, gender, and childhood asthma).
††All p values in this section <0.0001 except for latex wheeze, SOB, CT, for which p=0.0032.
CI, confidence interval; SOB, shortness of breath; CT, chest tightness.
Asthma
    Physician diagnosed asthma13.313.80.961.0* (0.8 to 1.3)
    New onset asthma 6.44 3.951.7†F: 1.3 (0.9 to 1.9)‡ 
 M: 5.3 (1.4 to 20.2)‡
Respiratory symptoms past 12 months ††
    3 or more of 920.912.61.91.9§ (1.5 to 2.3) 
 1.9¶ (1.5 to 2.5)
 1.9** (1.5 to 2.4)
    2 or more WR11.1 3.13.93.7§ (2.6 to 5.3) 
 4.2¶ (2.8 to 6.1)
 3.9** (2.6 to 5.5)
    3 or more WR 6.1 1.93.53.2§ (2.0 to 5.0) 
 3.5¶ (2.1 to 5.7)
 3.4** (2.1 to 5.5)
Latex associated symptoms ††
    Latex skin11.2 5.32.32.5 § (1.9 to 3.4)
    Latex nose 7.0 2.92.52.7 § (1.8 to 3.9)
    Latex eye 5.3 1.92.92.8 § (1.8 to 4.5)
    Latex wheeze, SOB, CT 2.5 0.92.82.7 § (1.4 to 5.2)
    Latex (any of eye, nose, wheeze) 9.1 3.62.72.8 § (2.0 to 4.0)