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Table 3 Three-year prevalence rates (per 1000 patients) and odds ratios of the general practitioners’ patients populations in high and low CAFO density regions, 2007-2009

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
Chronic enteritis 4.72 4.35 1.09 (0.83-1.42)
Asthma 44.32 56.16 0.78 (0.58-1.05)
 Age group 0–4 yrs 60.39 49.69 1.23 (0.83-1.83)
 Age group 0–14 yrs 49.56 54.20 0.91 (0.69-1.20)
COPD 6.40 7.84 0.82 (0.63-1.06)
 Age group ≥ 45 yrs 40.66 49.72 0.81 (0.61-1.08)
 Age group ≥ 60 yrs 73.63 90.91 0.79 (0.60-1.06)
Atopic eczema 16.73 13.92 1.21 (0.93-1.57)
 Age group 0–4 yrs 233.04 190.27 1.29 (1.08-1.55)
 Age group 0–14 yrs 63.47 56.24 1.14 (0.93-1.39)
  1. Note. OR odds ratio, CI confidence interval, COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  2. aReference group
  3. bAdjusted for age, gender, and registry duration