International Journal of Pediatrics / 2012 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Infant Feeding Practices and Nut Allergy over Time in Australian School Entrant Children

Table 1

Odds ratios for reported nut allergy and infant feeding practices of kindergarten children in the Health Check Questionnaire 2006–2009.

Infant feeding practice in the first 6 monthsReported nut allergy* Odds ratio (95% CI)#P value

Breast feeding only (n = 4647)232(5.0%)44151.43 (1.21–1.69)0.000
Other food/fluid only (n = 1312)35(2.7%)12770.63 (0.45–0.89)0.009
Breast feeding + other food/fluid (n = 8368)311(3.7%)80570.83 (0.70–0.98)0.025
Unknown (n = 138)4(2.9%)134

*Parental response to the question: “Has your child ever had a strong allergic reaction to peanuts/peanut products, and/or other nuts/nut products?”
#Adjusted for age and sex where appropriate. Children with invalid data on the nut allergy and feeding practice questions were excluded from comparative analyses.

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