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Table 3 Strength of associations between self-reported health concerns and demographic and exposure variables

From: Making the invisible visible: results of a community-led health survey following PFAS contamination of drinking water in Merrimack, New Hampshire

  Gender Age (ref < 18 yrs) Occ. Exposure Water Source Water Filtration Years of residence in Merrimack (ref 1, 2 yrs)
19–44 45–64 >  65 3–17 yrs 18-30 yrs > 30
New health concerns since living in the community OR 2.09 1.346 1.354 1.266 2.353 1.128 0.837 2.609 2.588 4.274
95% CI 1.3–3.3 0.4–4.4 0.2–8.9 0.1–15.9 0.4–12.2 0.5–2.7 0.4–1.6 1.0–6.9 0.9–7.2 1.3–13.9
Multiple Health Conditions OR 1.724 6.495 17.656 46.559 10.002 0.549 0.929 1.366 1.218 1.404
95% CI 1.0–3.1 1.2–34.2 1.7–188.4 1.9–1110.5 0.7–138.2 0.2–1.6 0.4–2.2 0.4–4.3 0.4–4.0 0.4–5.4
Autoimmune Disorders OR 2.684 1.214 0.601 0.672 1.139 1.483 1.977 0.458 0.548 0.321
95% CI 1.6–4.6 0.3–4.8 0.1–5.0 0.1–12.3 0.1–10.7 0.5–4.2 0.9–4.5 0.2–1.3 0.2–1.6 0.1–1.1
Cardiovascular Disorders OR 0.65 0.698 0.842 0.238 2.339 2.028 0.706 3.001 3.143 6.163
95% CI 0.4–1.2 0.1–5.3 0.1–12.6 0.0–8.3 0.2–26.3 0.6–6.4 0.2–1.7 0.7–12.5 0.7–13.4 1.2–30.4
Respiratory Disorders OR 0.397 0.055 0.45 0.003 4.845 1.857 0.777 6148 1072 5381
95% CI 0.1–1.3 0.0–1.5 0.0–6.1 0.0–2.1 0.3–70.1 0.2–18.8 0.1–4.0 0 0 0
Reproductive Disorders OR 2.383 1.932 1.978 5.342 9.053 0.857 0.555 1.15 0.264 2.028
95% CI 1.2–4.8 0.4–9.9 0.2–24.3 0.2–168.5 0.9–89.4 0.2–3.0 0.2–1.5 0.4–3.7 0.1–1.1 0.5–8.3
Developmental Disorders OR 0.627 0.065 0 0.002 0 1.758 2.96 1.176 4.966 5.456
95% CI 0.2–1.8 0.0–0.9 0 0.0–0.8 0 0.2–19.8 0.7–12.8 0.2–8.5 0.6–42.9 0.3–90.6
Kidney Disorders OR 1.914 0.838 4.606 4.204 0 1.639 0.264 0.791 1.032 1.012
95% CI 0.7–5.2 0.1–11.8 0.1–224.5 0.1–811.8 0 0.2–13.6 0.1–2.1 0.1–4.4 0.2–6.0 0.1–7.9
Liver Disorders OR 1.159 2.189 3.21 1.923 54.967 3.135 1.059 0.892 0.135 0.498
95% CI 0.5–3.0 0.2–27.7 0.1–117.2 0.0–299.7 4.3–692.6 0.3–33.7 0.3–4.2 0.2–3.7 0.0–0.9 0.1–3.4
Cancer OR 0.718 4.032 62.06 639.4 4.189 0.462 0.681 1.504 0.3 0.512
95% CI 0.3–1.6 0.2–75.6 1.8–2134.5 5.5–74,316.3 0.2–99.2 0.1–1.8 0.2–2.4 0.3–7.9 0.0–2.0 0.1–3.7