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Table 3 Comparison of morbidity status of the study subjects living in different localities

From: Living environment and self assessed morbidity: a questionnaire-based survey

Morbidity Industrial area No (%) Commercial area No (%) "Industrial versus commercial area" Odds ratio (unadjusted) (95% CI) "Industrial versus commercial area" Odds ratio* (95% CI) Residential area No (%) "Industrial versus residential area" Odds ratio (unadjusted) (95% CI) "Industrial versus residential area" Odds ratio* (95% CI)
Cough in morning 35 (3.7) 16 (1.6) 2.36 (1.26–4.49) 1.83 (1.05–3.29) 15 (2.0) 1.88 (0.99–3.64) 1.36 (0.79–3.21)
Phlegm in morning 22 (2.3) 10 (0.9) 2.59 (1.16–5.89) 2.12 (1.02–4.92) 11(1.3) 1.79 (0.82–3.95) 1.76 (0.72–3.47)
Breathlessness while walking 53 (5.5) 50 (4.6) 1.21(0.80–1.83) 1.32(0.72–1.94) 27 (3.3) 1.7 (1.04–2.81) 1.8 (0.94–3.87)
Wheezing 36 (3.7) 9 (0.8) 4.8 (2.2–10.7) 4.2 (1.6–9.6) 19 (2.3) 1.63 (0.90–2.98) 1.44 (0.82–3.08)
Hemoptysis 6 (0.6) 4 (0.4) 1.50 (0.38–6.34) 1.67 (0.49–5.94) 4 (0.5) 1.35 (0.34–5.70) 1.32 (0.29–4.69)
Asthma 23 (2.4) 8 (0.7) 3.5 (1.5–8.5) 2.9 (1.05–7.02) 14 (1.8) 1.34 (0.66–2.76) 1.89 (0.86–2.92)
T.B 6 (0.6) 5 (0.5) 1.20 (0.32–4.54) 1.39 (0.29–3.57) 2 (0.2) 3.01(0.55–21.59) 2.91(0.42–11.20)
Frequent loss appetite/nausea 56 (5.8) 11 (1.0) 6.1(3.1–12.4) 4.2 (2.02–8.3) 11 (1.4) 4.3 (2.2–8.8) 3.2 (1.2–5.7)
Frequent loose stools 40 (4.2) 4 (0.4) 10.9 (3.7–36.1) 6.2 (2.7–16.9) 14 (1.7) 2.5 (1.3–4.9) 2.6 (1.4–4.1)
Jaundice 16 (1.7) 6 (0.5) 3.4 (1.3–9.9) 3.1 (1.7–7.2) 1 (0.1) 17.3 (2.4–350.3) 11.5 (2.3–37.9)
Malaria 22 (2.3) 40 (3.6) 0.63 (0.36–1.10) 1.01 (0.42–1.43) 28 (3.4) 0.67 (0.37–1.22) 0.97 (0.62–1.49)
Skin – itching/redness 65 (6.7) 30 (2.7) 2.6 (1.6–4.1) 1.8 (0.92–5.3) 10 (1.2) 5.9 (2.9–12.3) 3.7 (1.2–9.3)
Eye irritation 234 (24.3) 32 (3.5) 8.8 (5.9–13.2) 5.8 (2.3–9.1) 49 (6.7) 4.5 (3.2–6.3) 3.1 (2.1–7.3)
Motting/fluorosis 22 (2.3) 2 (0.2) 11.7 (2.7–72.4) 3.9 (1.5–11.4) 8 (1.0) 2.3 (0.98–5.72) 1.9 (0.72–4.22)
Dental carries 331(34.4) 189 (17.3) 2.5 (2.03–3.09) 2.1 (1.76–3.29) 197 (24.1) 1.65 (1.33–2.04) 1.82 (1.03–2.94)
  1. *Adjusted for age, smoking, educational status, income and occupation.