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Table 2 Odds ratios (OR) of the cohort analysis based on exposure categories

From: Symptoms in Swiss adolescents in relation to exposure from fixed site transmitters: a prospective cohort study

  n with symptoms / Medium exposure (>50th to ≤ 75th percentile)b High exposure (>75th percentile)b
  n total 50 th perc [μW/m2] OR (95 % CI) crude OR (95 % CI) adjusteda 75 th perc [μW/m2] OR (95 % CI) crude OR (95 % CI) adjusteda
headache
 broadcast transmitter 40/341 0.96 1.23 (0.55 to 2.73) 1.17 (0.52 to 2.66) 2.8 1.45 (0.65 to 3.25) 1.26 (0.55 to 2.91)
 total downlink 40/341 3.79 0.65 (0.26 to 1.58) 0.57 (0.23 to 1.44) 11.01 1.20 (0.56 to 2.57) 1.07 (0.49 to 2.34)
 total 40/341 5.82 0.77 (0.32 to 1.81) 0.67 (0.27 to 1.62) 13.38 1.11 (0.51 to 2.43) 0.95 (0.42 to 2.14)
tiredness
 broadcast transmitter 73/228 0.96 0.83 (0.41 to 1.67) 0.67 (0.32 to 1.41) 2.8 1.44 (0.74 to 2.81) 1.35 (0.66 to 2.77)
 total downlink 73/228 3.79 1.98 (0.98 to 3.98) 1.71 (0.81 to 3.57) 11.01 3.24 (1.63 to 6.43) 3.68 (1.76 to 7.66)
 total 73/228 5.82 1.57 (0.78 to 3.16) 1.47 (0.69 to 3.14) 13.38 2.81 (1.43 to 5.51) 2.94 (1.43 to 6.05)
lack of concentration
 broadcast transmitter 44/343 0.96 2.48 (1.14 to 5.43) 2.86 (1.28 to 6.42) 2.8 2.45 (1.12 to 5.35) 2.78 (1.23 to 6.27)
 total downlink 44/343 3.79 1.35 (0.63 to 2.90) 1.51 (0.68 to 3.35) 11.01 1.48 (0.69 to 3.20) 1.51 (0.69 to 3.30)
 total 44/343 5.82 1.33 (0.62 to 2.84) 1.64 (0.73 to 3.68) 13.38 1.25 (0.57 to 2.70) 1.31 (0.59 to 2.89)
exhaustibility
 broadcast transmitter 51/361 0.96 1.44 (0.71 to 2.94) 1.28 (0.61 to 2.68) 2.8 1.48 (0.72 to 3.06) 1.32 (0.62 to 2.84)
 total downlink 51/361 3.79 1.16 (0.55 to 2.42) 1.00 (0.47 to 2.15) 11.01 1.41 (0.70 to 2.83) 1.33 (0.65 to 2.72)
 total 51/361 5.82 1.26 (0.61 to 2.58) 1.08 (0.50 to 2.31) 13.38 1.18 (0.58 to 2.42) 1.10 (0.52 to 2.30)
lack of energy
 broadcast transmitter 53/353 0.96 1.08 (0.52 to 2.24) 1.07 (0.51 to 2.29) 2.8 1.49 (0.74 to 2.98) 1.45 (0.69 to 3.03)
 total downlink 53/353 3.79 1.08 (0.52 to 2.25) 1.04 (0.49 to 2.21) 11.01 1.51 (0.76 to 3.00) 1.45 (0.72 to 2.95)
 total 53/353 5.82 1.70 (0.84 to 3.41) 1.70 (0.81 to 3.58) 13.38 1.48 (0.72 to 3.03) 1.46 (0.69 to 3.08)
physical ill-being
 broadcast transmitter 55/280 0.96 0.61 (0.28 to 1.34) 0.71 (0.31 to 1.60) 2.8 0.87 (0.42 to 1.80) 0.91 (0.41 to 1.99)
 total downlink 55/280 3.79 1.45 (0.70 to 3.00) 1.72 (0.78 to 3.77) 11.01 1.62 (0.80 to 3.27) 1.95 (0.92 to 4.11)
 total 55/280 5.82 1.19 (0.57 to 2.47) 1.55 (0.67 to 3.58) 13.38 1.58 (0.78 to 3.19) 2.07 (0.97 to 4.39)
  1. a adjusted for age, sex, nationality, school level, physical activity, alcohol, education of parents and change in body height between baseline and follow-up
  2. b < =50th percentile as reference group