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Table 2 Multiple logistic regression analysis of risk factors for outcome variable Asthma Predictive Index at age 3 years

From: Denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis of neonatal intestinal microbiota in relation to the development of asthma

  V6-V8 band 54.2 V3 band 60.1 BF band 45.9 Final DGGE model*
Variable OR P OR P OR P OR P
Presence of a DGGE band at the age of 3 weeks (yes versus no) 4,0 0,02 3,6 0,02 10,5 0,008 4,7 0,002
Exclusive breastfeeding age below the age of 3 weeks (yes versus no) 1,4 0,58 1,5 0,47 1,1 0,90 1,5 0,50
Maternal smoking during pregnancy (yes versus no) 1,4 0,69 1,7 0,56 1,6 0,58 1,9 0,47
Infant use of antibiotics below the age of 3 weeks (yes versus no) 0 1,0 0 1,0 0 1,0 0 1,0
Parental socioeconomic status (low versus high) 1,1 0,86 1,1 0,92 1,3 0,64 1,1 0,86
Infant gender (male versus female) 0,5 0,22 0,6 0,26 0,7 0,51 0,6 0,29
  1. Odds ratios are adjusted for the independent variables, indicated in the rows of the table
  2. OR: adjusted odds ratio
  3. P: P value
  4. BF: Bacteroides fragilis subgroup
  5. * Final DGGE model: a combination of V3 band 60.1 (Clostridium coccoides subcluster XIVa) and Bacteroides fragilis subgroup band 45.9.