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Table 3 Relative risk of CHD for various job duties adjusted for the estimated proportion of time per year spent in each professional duty.

From: Firefighters and on-duty deaths from coronary heart disease: a case control study

Type of Duty    Estimated Odds Ratio for each Activity relative to Non-Emergency Activities ††
  Actual CHD Deaths
(N = 52) %
n)
Expected* CHD Deaths (N = 52) %(n) OR@ (95% CI$) p Value **
Fire Suppression 36 (19) 2 (1) 64.1 (7.4–556) <0.001
Training 17 (9) 8 (4) 7.6 (1.8–31.3) 0.006
Alarm Response 10 (5) 6 (3) 5.6 (1.1–28.8) 0.042
Alarm Return 10 (5) 10 (5) 3.4 (0.8–14.7) 0.12
EMS or Other Non-Fire Emergency 12 (6) 23 (12) 1.7 (0.5–5.9) 0.52
Fire House and Other Non-emergency activities 15 (8) 52 (27) 1.0 _____
  1. * Expected counts adjusted by yearly Estimated Incident and Response Times, Yearly Frequencies, and assume all activities are of equal risk. ** Fisher's Exact Test. †† Odds Ratios for Observed Counts versus Expected Counts for Each Activity relative to Non-emergency activity Observed and Expected. See Table 1; ¶@$ See Table 2.