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Table 5 TSH hormone at different sampling times and in different exposure groups

From: Thyroid function in Danish greenhouse workers

  TSH (mU/l)
  Spring n = 119 Fall n = 76
Exposure groups. Mean (95%CI) Mean (95%CI)
Low spraying load < 7.2 1.86 (1.63;2.10) 1.33 (1.10;1.56)a
High spraying load ≥ 7.2 1.70 (1.47;1.92) 1.43 (1.24;1.62)a
Spraying hours pr. year < 40 1.95 (1.69;2.22) 1.50 (1.29;1.71)a
Spraying pr year ≥ 40 1.72 (1.45;1.98) 1.29 (1.10;1.49)a
Uses gloves always 1.76 (1.28;2.23) 1.52 (1.15;1.89)
Uses gloves sometimes 1.90 (1.60;2.21) 1.33 (1.08;1.57)a
Uses gloves never 1.81 (1.52;2.10) 1.40 (1.19;1.61)a
Exposure up to 8 years 1.78 (1.51;2.06) 1.55 (1.31;1.78)
Exposure more than 8 years 1.88 (1.62;2.14) 1.30 (1.12;1.48)a
Job task low exposure 1.82 (1.51;2.13) 1.51 (1.19;1.73)a
Job task medium exposure 1.75 (1.49;2.01) 1.26 (1.06;1.46)a
Job task high exposure 2.27 (1.70;2.84) 1.59 (1.08;2.10)
All 1.83 (1.65;2.02) 1.39 (1.25;1.54)a
  1. a) Difference in the fall sample from the spring sample in longitudinal analysis (p < 0.05).