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
NoYes

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
Unknown41719
Child has a usual general practitionerYes125035431.42 (1.05–1.92)0.023
Unknown922
Child was breast fedYes125995491.53 (1.11–2.11)0.010
Unknown1012
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
Unknown1979

*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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