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Table 4 Adjusted1 odds ratios (95% confidence intervals) for 10 μg/m3 increase in ambient PM2.5 concentration and other respiratory 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

  Sinusitis Chronic bronchitis
Race/ethnicity AOR (95% CI)
All2 1.18 (1.08 - 1.30)** 1.08 (0.94 - 1.24)
Hispanic 0.76 (0.62 - 0.94)* 0.88 (0.67 - 1.16)
Non-Hispanic White 1.31 (1.18 - 1.46)** 1.10 (0.93 - 1.29)
Non-Hispanic Black 1.17 (0.91 - 1.50) 1.50 (0.96 - 2.36)
  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.