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Table 3 Airway obstruction and occupational exposure; odds ratios (OR) and 95% confidence interval (95% C.I.)

From: Interaction of atopy and smoking on respiratory effects of occupational dust exposure: a general population-based study

  Organic dust1 Mineral dust1 Gases/fumes1
  OR (95% C.I.) OR (95% C.I.) OR (95% C.I.)
Current wheeze 1.06 (0.79;1.42) 1.29 (0.95;1.75) 1.14 (0.86;1.68)
BHR 1.15 (0.84;1.56) 1.22 (0.88;1.69) 0.94 (0.70;1.28)
Current asthma 1.48 (0.95;2.30) 1.13 (0.70;1.81) 1.08 (0.69;1.68)
Chronic bronchitis 0.89 (0.56;1.42) 2.22 (1.16;4.23) 0.67 (0.36;1.26)
  1. 1 models included all three exposure types, with adjustment for living area, age, sex, pack years smoking, and working years