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Table 2 Studies included in the meta-analyses

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

Study Health
Outcomes#
Study Type Number of Subjects^ Controlled
for Age, Sex,
Smoking and
Socioeconomic
Status
Bakke et al. 2007 [29] RI cross sectional 173 Yes
Biagini et al. 2006 [10] RI birth cohort 585 Yes
Brunekreef et al. 1989 [30] B cross sectional 4,625 Yes
Dales et al. 1991 [31] B cross sectional 13,495 No
Diez et al. 2003 [32] B birth cohort 172 - 178 No
du Prel et al. 2006 [33] RI, B cross sectional 5,757 - 20,059 Yes
Ekici et al. 2008 [34] RI, B cross sectional 9,610 - 9,853 Yes (BR)
No (RI)
Haverinen et al. 2001 [8] RI, B cross sectional 1,017 Yes
Karevold et al. 2006) [35] RI cross sectional 275 - 737 Yes
Kilpelainen et al. 2001 [36] RI cross sectional 9,765 - 10,504 No
Koskinen et al. 1999 [37] RI, B cross sectional 57 - 147 No
Li and Hsu 1996 [38] RI, B cross sectional 1,340 Yes
Pettigrew et al. 2004 [39] RI* birth cohort 806 No
Pirhonen et al. 1996 [40] RI, B cross sectional 1,460 Yes
Rylander and Megevand 2000 [41] RI, B** cross sectional 304 No
Spengler et al. 1994 [42] B cross sectional 12,842 No
Spengler et al. 2004 [43] RI, B cross sectional 5,951 Yes
Stark et al. 2003 [7] RI birth cohort 499 Yes
Strachan 1988 [44] RI cross sectional 873 No
Sun et al. 2009 [45] RI cross sectional 3,436 Yes
van Gageldonk-Lafeber et al. 2007 [9] RI case-control 626 No
Yang et al. 1997 [46] RI, B cross sectional 4,164 Yes
Yang et al. 1999 [47] RI* case control 438 Yes
  1. # RI = respiratory infection group, B = bronchitis (acute, chronic, or uncharacterized as acute or chronic), * Outcome is otitis media, most often accompanied by an upper respiratory infection
  2. ^ used for inputs to meta-analyses ** Bronchitis times per year assumed to be acute/infectious bronchitis