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Table 4 Multivariate analyses* for acute chemical releases in fixed facilities, by industry and substance category.

From: Risk factors for acute chemical releases with public health consequences: Hazardous Substances Emergency Events Surveillance in the U.S., 1996–2001

Industry Acids Ammonia Chlorine Pesticides Multiple Substances
  POR (95% CI) POR (95% CI) POR (95% CI) POR (95% CI) POR (95% CI)
Victims
Agriculture 7.28 (2.02–26.30) 2.65 (1.68–4.17)    
Construction     5.92 (1.43–24.50)  
Entertainment & recreation services    5.78 (2.80–11.94)   
Manufacturing 1.71 (1.27–2.29)   4.03 (2.69–6.05)   2.74 (1.90–3.96)
Personal services      3.21 (2.30–4.47)
Professional and related services 2.43 (1.49–3.99)   2.99 (1.23–7.27)   
Public administration    3.99 (1.47–10.85)   
Retail trade    3.37 (1.08–10.49)   
Wholesale trade 4.19 (2.32–7.59) 2.35 (1.57–3.54)    
Evacuations
Business & repair services      3.84 (1.55–9.48)
Entertainment & recreation services    3.60 (1.77–7.31)   
Manufacturing 4.31 (3.64–5.10)   3.32 (2.23–4.67)   2.64 (1.94–3.60)
Personal services      3.07 (1.72–5.45)
Retail trade    4.06 (1.23–13.38)   
  1. *Analysis stratified by industry category examined associations between specific substances and events with victims or evacuations within industries for categories that were significant in the univariate analyses.
  2. Includes forestry and fisheries.
  3. Excludes chemical and allied products and petroleum and coal products, which were analyzed as separate categories.