Table 4A

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

OccupationAtopic asthma
(n=57)
Non-atopic asthma
(n=54)*
Controls
(n=438)*
nOR†95% CInOR†95% CIn
Bakers and food processors328.902.39 to 349.3601
Chemical industry workers13.620.21 to 63.61119.90.90 to 442.671
Construction and mining workers042.010.60 to 6.731
Drivers21.460.31 to 7.0010.830.10 to 6.7622
Electrical and electronic production workers22.540.48 to 13.4111.880.22 to 16.3410
Engine workshop workers10.470.06 to 3.8621.930.39 to 9.4821
Farmers and agricultural workers10.910.11 to 7.2943.200.93 to 11.0321
Forestry and related workers16.200.44 to 86.7517.240.59 to 89.332
Glass, ceramic and mineral workers23.560.60 to 21.1906
Metal workers53.010.97 to 9.341310.874.33 to 27.2823
Painters14.530.48 to 43.2005
Physicians015.060.49 to 52.724
Printers015.310.48 to 59.393
Rubber and plastic workers25.570.83 to 37.3704
Retired10.930.11 to 7.8320.890.18 to 4.3126
Students21.020.19 to 5.54414.902.91 to 76.199
Storage workers11.920.21 to 17.4524.380.81 to 23.718
Textile workers122.491.29 to 390.7501
Other occupations62.540.88 to 7.3321.630.34 to 7.8826
Unemployed57.942.31 to 27.3111.570.18 to 13.5911
Wood and paper workers31.850.44 to 7.8111.770.21 to 15.2812
Professionals, clerks and administrative151.00111.00164
  • 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.