Table 4B

Adjusted OR of non-atopic asthma and atopic asthma by occupational groups in women

OccupationAtopic asthma
(n=99)
Non-atopic asthma
(n=133)*
Controls (n=494)*
nOR†95% CInOR†95% CIn
Bakers and food processors11.370.14 to 13.5710.560.07 to 4.896
Chemical industry workers332.142.96 to 348.7001
Cleaners82.060.83 to 5.11121.390.66 to 2.9533
Day-care workers42.280.68 to 7.6230.760.21 to 2.7316
Dentists and dental workers013.420.21 to 56.001
Drivers015.110.31 to 84.121
Electrical and electronic production workers011.350.14 to 12.804
Farmers and agricultural workers21.300.27 to 6.3072.130.80 to 5.6514
Fur and leather workers010.630.07 to 5.576
Hairdressers031.180.22 to 6.196
Housewives30.960.25 to 3.64018
Maternity leave11.030.12 to 8.9607
Nurses and nursing associates61.150.43 to 3.0470.770.32 to 1.8438
Physicians011.140.12 to 10.774
Rubber and plastic workers045.061.08 to 23.683
Retired53.080.91 to 10.38151.390.66 to 2.9535
Storage workers032.080.50 to 8.736
Students101.770.70 to 4.4530.980.26 to 3.7220
Textile workers21.540.31 to 7.5941.180.36 to 3.8912
Other occupations81.180.50 to 2.80100.840.39 to 1.847
Unemployed112.291.00 to 5.2540.540.18 to 1.6031
Waiters65.341.53 to 18.6842.710.72 to 10.156
Wood and paper workers011.590.14 to 18.392
Professionals, clerks and administrative241.00381.00153
  • Statistically significant effects are shown in bold.

  • *Smoking missing for 1 control and for 1 case with non-atopic asthma.

  • †Adjusted for age and smoking.