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Table 3 Characteristics associated with severe asthma at logistic regression analysis in 41 patients with SA compared to 78 NSPA children

From: Severe asthma features in children: a case–control online survey

  OR 95 % CI p
Lifetime atopic sensitization to cow’s milk proteins/egg/peanuts 4.73 1.21–18.53 0.03
Lifetime hospital admission for asthma 3.71 1.11–12.33 0.03
Emergency-department visit for asthma during the past year 11.98 2.70–53.11 0.001
Nocturnal symptoms between exacerbations 1.16 0.34–3.97 0.8
Asthmatic symptoms triggered by physical activity 12.78 2.66–61.40 0.001
At least one smoking parent 1.54 0.45–5.25 0.5
  1. OR odds ratio; CI confidence interval
  2. Adjustments were made for all the listed factors and for age, gender, and center