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Table 4 Association between arsenic exposure categorized above/below 50 μg/l and self-reported symptoms during pregnancy in 1,262 women recruited in Bangladesh from multiple logistic regression models (2008–2011)

From: A prospective cohort study of the association between drinking water arsenic exposure and self-reported maternal health symptoms during pregnancy in Bangladesh

  Any symptom Cold/flu/infection Nausea/vomiting Abdominal cramping Severe headache
  Crude OR Adjusted OR Crude OR Adjusted OR Crude OR Adjusted OR Crude OR Adjusted OR Crude OR Adjusted OR
(95% CI) (95% CI) (95% CI) (95% CI) (95% CI) (95% CI) (95% CI) (95% CI) (95% CI) (95% CI)
Water arsenic           
Above 50 μg/L 2.76 (1.98, 3.83) 2.11 (1.47, 3.02) 0.87 (0.60, 1.26) 0.78 (0.52, 1.16) 1.85 (1.40, 2.43) 1.47 (1.09, 1.98) 2.19 (1.63, 2.94) 1.79 (1.31, 2.45) 1.34 (1.01, 1.78) 1.25 (0.92, 1.71)
Below 50 μg/L 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
  1. Adjusted models include age, BMI, second-hand smoke exposure, maternal educational status, parity, anemia status, ferritin status, type of sanitation used at home, use of herbal remedy or medication, and household income.