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Current cat ownership may be associated with the lower prevalence of atopic dermatitis, allergic rhinitis, and Japanese cedar pollinosis in schoolchildren in Himeji, Japan.
Pediatr Allergy Immunol. 2006 Feb; 17(1):22-8.PA

Abstract

The aim of the study was to clarify the relationship between current pet ownership, passive smoking, and allergic diseases among the Japanese children. From 1995 to 2001, we distributed the Japanese edition of the questionnaire of the American Thoracic Society and the Division of Lung Diseases (ATS-DLD) to survey allergic diseases among 35,552 6-yr-old children at primary school in the city of Himeji, Japan. We analyzed the data by multiple logistic regression and calculated adjusted odds ratios for environmental factors, including passive smoking and pet (dog and/or cat) ownership. There were no significant relationships between the prevalence of asthma and current pet ownership and passive smoking. However, current cat ownership was related to a significantly lower prevalence of atopic dermatitis [adjusted odds ratio (aOR) 0.79, 95% confidence interval (CI) 0.67-0.93], allergic rhinitis (aOR: 0.71, 95% CI 0.57-0.89) and Japanese cedar pollinosis (aOR 0.57, 95% CI 0.44-0.75). Strikingly, passive smoking was also related to a significantly lower prevalence of allergic rhinitis (aOR 0.83, 95% CI 0.77-0.89) and Japanese cedar pollinosis (aOR 0.81, 95% CI 0.74-0.88). Current cat ownership was associated with a lower prevalence of atopic dermatitis, allergic rhinitis, and Japanese cedar pollinosis. In addition, passive smoking was also associated with a lower prevalence of allergic rhinitis and Japanese cedar pollinosis.

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Himeji Medical Association, Hyogo, Japan. fkurosaka@mcn.ne.jpNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16426251

Citation

Kurosaka, Fumitake, et al. "Current Cat Ownership May Be Associated With the Lower Prevalence of Atopic Dermatitis, Allergic Rhinitis, and Japanese Cedar Pollinosis in Schoolchildren in Himeji, Japan." Pediatric Allergy and Immunology : Official Publication of the European Society of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, vol. 17, no. 1, 2006, pp. 22-8.
Kurosaka F, Nakatani Y, Terada T, et al. Current cat ownership may be associated with the lower prevalence of atopic dermatitis, allergic rhinitis, and Japanese cedar pollinosis in schoolchildren in Himeji, Japan. Pediatr Allergy Immunol. 2006;17(1):22-8.
Kurosaka, F., Nakatani, Y., Terada, T., Tanaka, A., Ikeuchi, H., Hayakawa, A., Konohana, A., Oota, K., & Nishio, H. (2006). Current cat ownership may be associated with the lower prevalence of atopic dermatitis, allergic rhinitis, and Japanese cedar pollinosis in schoolchildren in Himeji, Japan. Pediatric Allergy and Immunology : Official Publication of the European Society of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, 17(1), 22-8.
Kurosaka F, et al. Current Cat Ownership May Be Associated With the Lower Prevalence of Atopic Dermatitis, Allergic Rhinitis, and Japanese Cedar Pollinosis in Schoolchildren in Himeji, Japan. Pediatr Allergy Immunol. 2006;17(1):22-8. PubMed PMID: 16426251.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Current cat ownership may be associated with the lower prevalence of atopic dermatitis, allergic rhinitis, and Japanese cedar pollinosis in schoolchildren in Himeji, Japan. AU - Kurosaka,Fumitake, AU - Nakatani,Yuji, AU - Terada,Tadayuki, AU - Tanaka,Akira, AU - Ikeuchi,Haruki, AU - Hayakawa,Akira, AU - Konohana,Atsuo, AU - Oota,Kenji, AU - Nishio,Hisahide, PY - 2006/1/24/pubmed PY - 2006/8/15/medline PY - 2006/1/24/entrez SP - 22 EP - 8 JF - Pediatric allergy and immunology : official publication of the European Society of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology JO - Pediatr Allergy Immunol VL - 17 IS - 1 N2 - The aim of the study was to clarify the relationship between current pet ownership, passive smoking, and allergic diseases among the Japanese children. From 1995 to 2001, we distributed the Japanese edition of the questionnaire of the American Thoracic Society and the Division of Lung Diseases (ATS-DLD) to survey allergic diseases among 35,552 6-yr-old children at primary school in the city of Himeji, Japan. We analyzed the data by multiple logistic regression and calculated adjusted odds ratios for environmental factors, including passive smoking and pet (dog and/or cat) ownership. There were no significant relationships between the prevalence of asthma and current pet ownership and passive smoking. However, current cat ownership was related to a significantly lower prevalence of atopic dermatitis [adjusted odds ratio (aOR) 0.79, 95% confidence interval (CI) 0.67-0.93], allergic rhinitis (aOR: 0.71, 95% CI 0.57-0.89) and Japanese cedar pollinosis (aOR 0.57, 95% CI 0.44-0.75). Strikingly, passive smoking was also related to a significantly lower prevalence of allergic rhinitis (aOR 0.83, 95% CI 0.77-0.89) and Japanese cedar pollinosis (aOR 0.81, 95% CI 0.74-0.88). Current cat ownership was associated with a lower prevalence of atopic dermatitis, allergic rhinitis, and Japanese cedar pollinosis. In addition, passive smoking was also associated with a lower prevalence of allergic rhinitis and Japanese cedar pollinosis. SN - 0905-6157 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16426251/Current_cat_ownership_may_be_associated_with_the_lower_prevalence_of_atopic_dermatitis_allergic_rhinitis_and_Japanese_cedar_pollinosis_in_schoolchildren_in_Himeji_Japan_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1399-3038.2005.00342.x DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -