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Table 4 Associations between Exposures and CMI – GWI Trajectories

From: Health symptom trajectories and neurotoxicant exposures in Gulf War veterans: the Ft. Devens cohort

Exposure Outcome Comparison OR 95% CI
Khamisiyah CMI - GWI No Sx (n = 32) Ref
   No Sx, Develops Sx (n = 56) 1.46 [0.47, 4.49]
   Mixed (n = 37) 1.56 [0.47, 5.20]
   Remitting Sx (n = 33) 3.26 [0.97, 10.89]
   Consistent Sx (n = 129) 1.58 [0.56, 4.43]
Tent Heater CMI - GWI No Sx (n = 32) Ref
   No Sx, Develops Sx (n = 56) 0.82 [0.28, 2.36]
   Mixed (n = 37) 1.80 [0.54, 6.06]
   Remitting Sx (n = 33) 2.02 [0.57, 7.14]
   Consistent Sx (n = 129) 1.10 [0.41, 2.91]
PB Pills (21 or more) CMI - GWI No Sx (n = 32) Ref
   No Sx, Develops Sx (n = 56) 8.65 [0.97, 76.96]
   Mixed (n = 37) 8.51 [0.90, 80.24]
   Remitting Sx (n = 33) 3.44 [0.31, 38.45]
   Consistent Sx (n = 129) 8.75 [1.03, 74.16]
Chemical Alert (20 or more) CMI - GWI No Sx (n = 32) Ref
   No Sx, Develops Sx (n = 56) 1.44 [0.38, 5.38]
   Mixed (n = 37) 1.11 [0.26, 4.77]
   Remitting Sx (n = 33) 1.59 [0.38, 6.69]
   Consistent Sx (n = 129) 1.35 [0.39, 4.62]
  1. All analyses included age, gender, and baseline PTSD status as covariates. p < 0.05