International Journal of Pediatrics / 2012 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

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

Table 2

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

Characteristic of childReported nut allergy* Odds ratio (95% CI)#P value

Sex of childMale71843221.15 (0.97–1.35)0.105
Age5 years122575111.11 (0.87–1.42)0.385
Aboriginal or Torres Strait IslanderYes238111.11 (0.60–2.05)0.737
Child has a usual general practitionerYes125035431.42 (1.05–1.92)0.023
Child was breast fedYes125995491.53 (1.11–2.11)0.010
Duration of breast feeding (mean 9.9 months)1.02 (1.01–1.03)0.000
Child was fed food or fluids other than breast milk in first 6 months+Yes93713470.71 (0.60–0.84)0.000

*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.
+Includes children who were breast fed and given other food/fluid, and those who were exclusively given other food/fluid.

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