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Table 4 Odd ratios (OR) of respiratory and skin symptoms and asthma in relation to exposure to glass microfibers in factory workers compared to office workers

From: Respiratory and skin health among glass microfiber production workers: a cross-sectional study

  All factory workers*
N = 102
All factory workers*
N = 102
Symptom/Disease Crude OR 95% CI Adjusted OR 95% CI
Cough 2.85 1.38–5.86 2.04 0.83–4.97
Phlegm 0.84 0.44–1.61 0.80 0.35–1.82
Wheezing 1.26 0.52–3.07 2.20 0.61–7.90
Breathlessness 3.80 1.83–7.92 4.46 1.68–11.86
Nasal 2.06 1.08–3.91 2.13 0.89–5.05
Eye 0.85 0.44–1.65 0.92 0.41–2.11
Skin 3.45 1.83–6.49 3.89 1.70–8.90
Asthma ever 1.52 0.37–6.29 3.51 0.29–55.99
  1. *Office workers formed the reference category (OR = 1)
  2. Adjusted for sex, age, education, smoking, and exposure to SHS at work and/or at home