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Table 1 Associations between number of different helminth parasite infections and eosinophilia or total IgE in 1,155 children

From: Effects of helminth co-infections on atopy, asthma and cytokine production in children living in a poor urban area in Latin America

Number of helminth infections (n = 1,155) Eosinophilia > 4% Eosinophilia > 10% Total IgE >200 IU/mL
n (%) #OR n (%) #OR n (%) #OR
  (95% CI)   (95% CI)   (95% CI)
0 343 (64.6)   83 (15.6)   282 (52.9)  
(n = 533; 46.2%)   1   1   1
1 336 (79.6) 2.13 110 (26.1) 1.81 268 (63.5) 1.53
(n = 422; 36.6%)   (1.57; 2.90)   (1.31; 2.52)   (1.17; 1.99)
2 121 (87.1) 3.36 62 (44.6) 3.82 96 (69.1) 1.92
(n = 139; 12.0%)   (1.96; 5.77)   (2.51; 5.83)   (1.28; 2.88)
3 58 (95.1) 8.85 39 (63.9) 7.96 44 (72.1) 2.22
(n = 61; 5.3%)   (2.70; 28.99)   (4.42; 14.35)   (1.22; 4.02)
  1. #Adjusted for gender, age, maternal education and parental asthma. Numbers in bold are statistically significant at P < 0.05. OR – odds ratio. 95% CI – 95% confidence interval.