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Table 2 One-year prevalence rates (per 1000 patients) and odds ratios of the general practitioners’ patients populations in regions with high and low CAFO density, 2009

From: Doctor-diagnosed health problems in a region with a high density of concentrated animal feeding operations: a cross-sectional study

Diagnosis High CAFO density region Low CAFO density regionsa OR (95 % CI)b
Other infectious disease 3.32 1.71 1.95 (1.17-3.26)
Gastrointestinal infection 0.81 0.75 1.08 (0.65-1.80)
Gastroenteritis presumed infection 4.36 4.99 0.87 (0.62-1.22)
 Age group 0–4 yrs 44.72 54.22 0.82 (0.58-1.14)
 Age group 0–14 yrs 10.77 13.16 0.82 (0.58-1.15)
Chronic enteritis 3.29 2.47 1.33 (0.99-1.79)
Allergic conjunctivitis 3.64 4.59 0.79 (0.57-1.09)
Acute URI 27.59 28.41 0.97 (0.73-1.29)
 Age group 0–4 yrs 177.77 182.63 0.97 (0.73-1.29)
Sinusitis acute/chronic 25.56 37.14 0.68 (0.52-0.88)
Laryngitis/tracheitis acute 0.75 1.01 0.74 (0.40-1.39)
 Age group 0–4 yrs 11.57 16.42 0.70 (0.43-1.14)
Influenza 8.48 9.72 0.87 (0.53-1.42)
Pneumonia 5.58 3.93 1.42 (1.12-1.82)
Asthma 24.69 26.11 0.94 (0.73-1.22)
 Age group 0–4 yrs 28.49 21.80 1.32 (0.89-1.95)
 Age group 0–14 yrs 24.74 23.27 1.06 (0.81-1.41)
 Age group ≥ 65 yrs 19.25 20.49 0.94 (0.65-1.36)
Hay fever 30.21 37.25 0.81 (0.65-1.00)
COPD 3.09 3.12 0.99 (0.78-1.26)
 Age group ≥ 45 yrs 27.83 28.48 0.98 (0.77-1.24)
 Age group ≥ 60 yrs 51.54 53.55 0.96 (0.75-1.23)
Atopic eczema 7.75 5.68 1.37 (1.05-1.79)
 Age group 0–4 yrs 77.65 60.89 1.30 (1.02-1.65)
 Age group 0–14 yrs 25.79 21.22 1.22 (0.96-1.55)
  1. Note. OR odds ratio, CI confidence interval, URI upper respiratory infection, COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  2. aReference group
  3. bAdjusted for age, gender, and registry duration