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Table 4 Association of arsenic concentration and duration of exposure with type 2 Diabetes

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

Duration of arsenic exposure (years) Type 2 Diabetes
Arsenic concentration (μg/L) No. of cases OR* 95% CI
< 50 33§ 1 -
<10 >50 – 250 10 2.05 0.8 – 5.36
>250 06 0.68 0.18 – 2.59
≥10 >50 – 250 16 2.11 1.08 – 4.15
>250 24 2.35 1.28 – 4.32
  1. * Adjusted for participant’s age, sex, bmi and family history of diabetes.
  2. Reference category.
  3. § In <10 years and ≥10 years exposure groups with ≤50 μg/L arsenic concentration the number of cases are 19 and 14, respectively.