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Table 2 The unadjusted and adjusted odds ratios (ORs) of physical symptoms significantly associated* with exposure

From: The protracted waste crisis and physical health of workers in Beirut: a comparative cross-sectional study

System category Physical symptom Non-exposed (%) Exposed (%) Unadjusted OR 95% CI (Unadjusted) Adjusted ORa 95% CI (Adjusted)
General
  Fatigue 6.3 65.5 28.150 3.261; 38.070 22.48 9.34; 54.09
  Headache 9.0 64.5 18.387 8.615; 39.244 16.88 7.85; 36.31
  Insomnia 2.7 23.6 11.143 11.908; 66.546 10.64 3.09; 36.67
Gastrointestinal
  Nausea 10.8 57.3 11.059 5.446; 22.454 9.72 4.74; 19.92
  Diarrhea 5.4 21.8 4.884 1.910; 12.489 4.30 1.65; 11.18
  Vomiting 3.6 19.3 6.384 2.113; 19.289 4.74 1.53; 14.68
Respiratory
  Dyspnea 7.2 56.4 16.630 7.383; 37. 461 14.99 6.60; 34.01
  Sneeze 3.6 51.8 28.769 9.909; 83.529 24.75 8.41; 72.80
  Dry cough 6.3 41.8 10.679 4.546; 25.083 9.57 4.03; 22.70
  Sputum 4.5 32.7 10.314 3.865; 27.518 8.79 3.23; 23.94
  Rhinorrhea 6.3 32.7 7.228 3.050; 17.127 6.00 2.48; 14.56
  Chest tightness 0.9 22.7 32.353 4.297; 243.575 b b
  Nose scratch 0.9 19.1 25.955 3.424; 196.728 b b
Dermatological
  Sting 0.9 30.0 47.143 6.313; 352.068 b b
  1. aadjusted for: smoking, support, place of residence, working place, insurance, and age
  2. bNot considered due to low number of outcomes
  3. *all p-values were < 0.0001