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Table 3 Association of arsenic concentration with type 2 diabetes

From: Association between type 2 diabetes and chronic arsenic exposure in drinking water: A cross sectional study in Bangladesh

 

Type 2 Diabetes

No. of cases

OR*

95% CI

Arsenic concentration (μg/L)

≤50

33

1.0

-

>50

56

2.1

1.3 – 3.2

Lowest quartile: < 22

19

1.0

-

2nd quartile: 23 - 32

14

1.1

0.5 – 2.3

3rd quartile: 33 – 261

26

1.7

0.5 – 3.2

Highest quartile: ≥262

30

1.9

1.1 – 3.5

P for trend <0.01

  1. * Adjusted for participant’s age, sex, education, BMI, and family history of diabetes.
  2. Reference category.
  3. Cuzick's nonparametric test for trend across ordered groups; all four groups were used in trend test.