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Table 3 Percent increase and 95% confidence interval (in parentheses) of daily respiratory emergency room visits associated with 10 μg/m3 increase in PM10 levels and occurrence of desert dust event

From: Desert dust outbreaks and respiratory morbidity in Athens, Greece

Emergency Room Visits Individually in the model Mutually Adjusted
PM10 (per 10 μg/m3) Dust Day (Yes vs No) PM10 (per 10 μg/m3) Dust Day (Yes vs No)
% (95% CI) P-value % (95% CI) P-value % (95% CI) P-value % (95% CI) P-value
All respiratory 1.95 (0.02,3.91) 0.05 47.09 (28.65,68.19) < 0.001 0.99 (−0.88, 2.89) 0.30 45.25 (26.75,66.45) < 0.001
Male 2.17 (0.18,4.2) 0.03 45.91 (26.7,68.03) <0.001 1.25 (−0.7,3.24) 0.21 43.60 (24.42,65.73) <0.001
Female 1.81 (−0.26,3.93) 0.09 45.81 (26.38,68.24) <0.001 0.86 (−1.16,2.91) 0.41 44.22 (24.66,66.86) <0.001
18–64 years 1.86 (−0.16,3.92) 0.07 49.09 (29.64,71.45) <0.001 0.88 (−1.08,2.88) 0.38 47.46 (27.93,69.99) <0.001
≥ 65 years 2.07 (−0.01,4.19) 0.05 44.34 (24.65,67.13) <0.001 1.14 (−0.89,3.22) 0.27 42.17 (22.46,65.07) <0.001
Asthma (J45) 1.98 (−0.41,4.42) 0.11 38.37 (16.84,63.85) <0.001 1.17 (−1.21,3.61) 0.34 36.33 (14.79,61.91) <0.001
COPD (J44) 3.21 (0.9,5.58) 0.007 57.14 (33.22,85.35) <0.001 2.11 (−0.15,4.42) 0.07 52.91 (29.35,80.75) <0.001
Respiratory infections (J06) 1.17 (−1.32,3.71) 0.36 60.43 (35.37,90.13) <0.001 −0.03 (−2.45,2.45) 0.98 60.49 (35.02,90.77) <0.001
  1. CI confidence interval. In parentheses, the ICD (International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems) 10 codes are given