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Table 3 Adjusted1 odds ratios (95% confidence intervals) for 10 μg/m3 increase in ambient PM2.5 concentration and asthma outcomes, overall and stratified by race/ethnicity

From: Exposures to fine particulate air pollution and respiratory outcomes in adults using two national datasets: a cross-sectional study

  Asthma attack in past year Still has asthma
Race/ethnicity AOR (95% CI)
All2 0.90 (0.78 - 1.03) 0.97 (0.87 - 1.07)
Hispanic 0.99 (0.73 - 1.34) 1.10 (0.85 - 1.43)
Non-Hispanic White 0.85 (0.72 - 1.01) 0.92 (0.81 - 1.04)
Non-Hispanic Black 1.76 (1.07 - 2.91)* 1.73 (1.17 - 2.56)**
  1. * p < 0.05, ** p < 0.01
  2. 1Adjusted for sex, age group, smoking status, urbanicity, health insurance type, education, income, body mass index and exercise. Models for All include adjustment for race/ethnicity
  3. 2Included adults who reported other race/ethnicity groups