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Table 4 Endogenous and exogenous factors associated with hand eczema analysed with logistic multinominal regression method, Group NoHX: never having had hand eczema, Group HX9508: having hand eczema 1995 as well as 2008, Group HX95: having had hand eczema only 1995 and Group HX08: having hand eczema only 2008

From: Prevalence, incidence and predictive factors for hand eczema in young adults – a follow-up study

Group Group HX9508 vs Group NoHX (N = 852) Group HX95 vs Group NoHX (N = 836) Group HX08 vs Group NoHX (N = 895)
  Odds-ratio 95% CI for OR (p-value) Odds-ratio 95% CI for OR (p-value) Odds-ratio 95% CI for OR (p-value)
Having had childhood eczema 13.17 6.74 – 25.72 (<0.001) 4.12 2.31 – 7.33 (<0.001) 5.17 3.33 – 8.03 (<0.001)
Having had asthma 1.89 0.99 – 3.62 (0.54) 0.81 0.34 – 1.89 (0.619) 1.12 0.64 – 1.94 (0.699)
Having had rhino-conjunctivitis 1.64 0.86 – 3.10 (0.132) 0.98 0.53 – 1.81 (0.945) 1.51 0.95 – 2.40 (0.084)
Female gender 1.40 0.71 – 2.75 (0.334) 1.42 0.73 – 2.79 (0.304) 1.19 0.72 – 1.97 (0.500)
Number of times a day washing hands, at home and at work 0.99 0.97 – 1.02 (0.696) 1.00 0.97 – 1.03 (0.858) 1.02 1.01 – 1.04 (0.038)
Usage of moisturisers: daily vs less than daily 5.17 2.82 – 9.51 (<0.001) 1.49 0.81 – 2.73 (0.199) 2.11 1.34 – 3.30 (0.001)
Cooking:hours a day 1.00 0.69 – 1.43 (0.987) 1.00 0.66 – 1.51 (0.997) 1.10 0.87 – 1.37 (0.433)
Washing and cleaning: hours a day 1.19 0.81 – 1.77 (0.377) 0.81 0.48 – 1.39 (0.446) 1.23 0.94 – 1.60 (0.126)
Taking care of children < 4 years old: hours a day 1.01 0.97 – 1.06 (0.616) 1.02 0.98 – 1.07 (0.321) 0.99 0.96 – 1.03 (0.707)
  1. Odds-ratios (OR) in predicting 1-year prevalence of hand eczema 2008 compared to the group NoHX, group HX9508 compared to group NoHX and group HX08 compared to group NoHX . Confidence intervals (CI), 95%, and p-values are given for all variables. Significant OR, CI and p-values are in bold text.
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