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Table 1 Health outcomes from reviewed studies, grouped into outcome categories used in meta-analyses

From: Association of residential dampness and mold with respiratory tract infections and bronchitis: a meta-analysis

Category in Meta-Analysis Number of studies Outcomes from Individual Studies Included in Each Category
Bronchitis (all: acute or chronic) 13 bronchitis, bronchitis in the prior year, current bronchitis, obstructive bronchitis, chronic bronchitis; doctor diagnosed bronchitis in the past year; bronchitis indicated by cough and phlegm ≥ 3 months for at least two consecutive years, bronchitis times per year
Respiratory infection group 19 airway infection last month; sinus or ear infection with antibiotic use; cold; common cold; > 4 (or > 6) colds in last 12 months; frequent childhood respiratory infections; sinusitis; tonsillitis; acute upper respiratory tract infection in past 12 months; tonsillopharyngitis, croup, bronchitis, or bronchiolitis diagnosed by doctor; chest cold; consulting general practitioner for acute respiratory tract infection (with wheeze); sum of episodes of tonsillitis, sinusitis, otitis, bronchitis; one or more episodes of bronchitis or pneumonia; tonsillitis, otitis media, sinusitis, bronchitis, or pneumonia at least once; chest cold with wheeze; otitis media; pneumonia; bronchitis times per year
Respiratory infections excluding otitis media 17 same as listed in cell above excluding otitis media
Respiratory infection group excluding nonspecific upper respiratory infection 15 sinus or ear infection with antibiotic use; sinusitis; tonsillitis; tonsillopharyngitis, croup, bronchitis, or bronchiolitis diagnosed by doctor; sum of episodes of tonsillitis, sinusitis, otitis, bronchitis; one or more episodes of bronchitis or pneumonia; tonsillitis, otitis media, sinusitis, bronchitis, or pneumonia at least once; otitis media; pneumonia; bronchitis times per year