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Table 12 Odds ratios and confidence intervals for other disorders between exposed and unexposed residents

From: Cluster of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) associated with an oil field waste site: a cross sectional study

  Exposed N(%) or mean ± s.d. Unexposed N(%) or mean ± s.d. Odds Ratio Confidence Interval P-value
Diabetes* 10 (12.35) 6 (4.65) 3.26 0.96, 11.10 0.06
Reduced sense of smell** 3.80 ± 3.53 2.12 ± 2.23 3.77 1.96, 7.25 <0.0001
Nausea** 4.54 ± 3.20 2.23 ± 1.51 4.82 2.58, 8.99 <0.0001
Loss of appetite** 3.80 ± 2.70 2.13 ± 1.49 3.44 1.86, 6.37 <0.0001
Stomach swells or is bloated** 5.07 ± 3.78 2.13 ± 1.80 6.76 3.46, 13.19 <0.0001
Constipation** 4.16 ± 3.36 2.68 ± 2.14 2.90 1.58, 5.35 0.0006
Diarrhea** 3.78 ± 2.89 2.55 ± 1.75 2.75 1.49, 5.06 0.001
Poor bladder control** 3.40 ± 3.59 2.34 ± 2.13 2.50 1.30, 4.82 0.006
Hair Loss* 33 (39.76) 6 (4.65) 14.12 4.57, 43.65 <0.0001
Seizures* 4 (4.76) 5(3.88) 0.85 0.18, 4.02 0.84
  1. *Odds ratio and confidence intervals are estimated using logistic regression
  2. ** Odds ratio and confidence intervals are estimated using multinomial logistic regression models with generalized estimating equations (GEE); odds ratio interpreted as the odds of exposed being in a higher category compared to unexposed. Respondents were asked to "score each question on a scale of 1 – 11, one representing never and 11 representing always.
  3. Controlled for age, gender, race/ethnicity, education and smoking history