Table 2

Dampness characteristics of the current dwelling of subjects in the cohort, reported at ECRHS I and ECRHS II

ECRHS IECRHS IIMc Nemar's
prev (%)prev (%)p value
Self-reported(n=7104)
 Water damageEver*, any place†26.727.90.118
12 months, any place†11.210.20.054
 Damp spots12 months, any place†NA19.7
 MouldEver, any place†29.724.8<0.001
12 months, any place†18.616.7<0.001
Observed(n=2602)
 Damp spotsAny place†NA18.2
 Visible mouldsAny place†NA13.6
 Reported window condensation in winter in any roomNA32.7
  • *Ever occurring in the current dwelling.

  • †Found in any room in the current dwelling.

  • ECRHS, European Community Respiratory Health Survey; NA, not available.