Table 4

Sex Differences for Airway Hyperresponsiveness Prevalence with Body Mass Index

Prevalence of AHR in Subjects with BMI <30 or ≥30

Prevalence of AHR in Subjects with BMI <35 or ≥35

Prevalence of AHR in Subjects with BMI <40 or ≥40




Patient Attribute

Female

Male

Female

Male

Female

Male


BMI

<30

≥30

<30

≥30

<35

≥35

<35

≥35

<40

≥40

<40

≥40

Total number of subjects

382

230

153

96

496

100

234

31

555

41

250

15

% Methacholine positive

33

42

36

39

34

47

35

59

35

56

35

73

Odds ratio (CI)

1.47 (1.04-2.08)

1.17 (0.70-1.98)

1.72 (1.11-2.65)

2.75 (1.21-6.20)

2.40 (1.26-4.55)

4.82 (1.25-18.6)

p Value

.03

.54

.01

.01

.006

.01

Relative risk

1.27

1.12

1.38

1.71

1.61

2.04

Attributable risk (%)

22

10

28

41

38

51


AHR = airway hyperresponsiveness; BMI = body mass index; CI = confidence interval.

Sharma et al. Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2008 4:51-58   doi:10.1186/1710-1492-4-2-51

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