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Table 5 Association between arsenic exposure categorized above/below 10 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 10 μg/L 3.57 (2.73, 4.66) 2.99 (2.21, 4.04) 0.73 (0.54, 0.99) 0.61 (0.43, 0.86) 2.02 (1.60, 2.55) 1.62 (1.25, 2.10) 2.83 (2.20, 3.64) 2.39 (1.83, 3.13) 1.30 (1.02, 1.65) 1.14 (0.87, 1.50)
Below 10 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.