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Table 2 Association between pre-smoking ban service as a flight attendant and medical conditions

From: Associations between respiratory illnesses and secondhand smoke exposure in flight attendants: A cross-sectional analysis of the Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute Survey

  Preban Preban (age-adjusted)
Medical Condition OR (95% CI) OR (95% CI)
High Blood Pressure 1.56 (1.13-2.17) 1.1 (0.72-1.68)
High Cholesterol 1.34 (1.01-1.79) 1.28 (0.86-1.90)
Asthma 1.07 (0.76-1.52)  
Chronic Bronchitis 1.45 (0.97-2.17) 1.11 (0.67-1.86)
Sinus Problems 1.06 (0.80-1.40)  
Ear Infections 0.87 (0.59-1.27)  
Chest Pain 1.35 (0.95-1.92) 1.22 (0.76-1.97)
Shortness of Breath 1.22 (0.93-1.60) 1.11 (0.75-1.63)
  1. Amongst FAMRI subjects without a personal history of smoking (N = 235), odds ratios of medical conditions per a 10-year increase in service as a flight attendant pre-smoking ban were determined using logistic regression. Conditions associated with age were age-adjusted.