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Table 2 Hospital and pharmacy data by temporal and direction of wind exposure

From: Association between sugar cane burning and acute respiratory illness on the island of Maui

  Cases within area of smoke exposure Cases outside area of smoke exposure Total cases Ratio of cases within to outside of smoke exposure
Hospital/ED data  
 Burn day 37 (11.7 %) 278 (88.3 %) 315 0.133
 Non-burn day 34 (9.2 %) 337 (90.8 %) 371 0.101
p = 0.33; OR = 1.32 (95 % CI [0.81–2.16])   686  
p-value compared with matched controls    
Pharmacy data  
 Burn day 76 (13.2 %) 500 (86.8 %) 576 0.152
 Non-burn day 78 (11.5 %) 602 (88.5 %) 680 0.130
p = 0.40; OR = 1.17, (95 % CI [0.84, 1.64])   1,256  
p-value compared with matched controls