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Table 3 Univariable logistic regression models for the likelihood of being categorised by the GP as having symptoms possibly related to pesticide exposure

From: Pesticide-related illness reported to and diagnosed in Primary Care: implications for surveillance of environmental causes of ill-health

Factors affecting pesticide related illness Proportion of Participants (%)
(n = 1316)
Odds Ratio
(95% Confidence Interval)
Occupational pesticide use versus no use   6 1.17 (0.62, 2.20)
Home pesticide use versus no use   41 1.83 (1.49, 2.26)
Age (one year increase)   - 0.99 (0.985, 0.997)
Male versus female   42 1.0 (0.81, 1.24)
Proximity of farmland 100 m-1 km vs < 100 m 29 0.65 (0.45, 0.93)
  > 1 km vs < 100 m 40 1.79 (0.55, 5.83)
  Don't know vs < 100 m 2 0.59 (0.26, 1.36)
Proximity of chemical plant 100 m-1 km vs < 100 m 2 0.91 (0.19, 4.32)
  > 1 km vs < 100 m 62 1.23 (0.25, 6.05)
  Don't know vs < 100 m 35 0.69 (0.19, 2.49)
Proximity of landfill site 100 m-1 km vs < 100 m 3 2.92 (0.81, 10.49)
  > 1 km vs < 100 m 80 1.84 (0.39, 8.68)
  Don't know vs < 100 m 16 1.38 (0.30, 6.35)
Proximity of heavy traffic 100 m-1 km vs < 100 m 37 0.93 (0.66, 1.31)
  > 1 km vs < 100 m 39 0.80 (0.46, 1.37)
  Don't know vs < 100 m 1 0.53 (0.12, 2.23)
Proximity of railway 100 m-1 km vs < 100 m 30 0.96 (0.65, 1.43)
  > 1 km vs < 100 m 58 1.41 (0.70, 2.84)
  Don't know vs < 100 m 4 0.84 (0.27, 2.63)
Area of living Surburban versus urban 37 0.29 (0.08, 1.02)
  Rural versus urban 39 0.29 (0.07, 1.1)
Change in use of Laundry detergent   9 1.60 (0.93, 2.76)
Change in use of Disinfectant/bleach   8 1.26 (0.81, 1.95)
Change in use of Cleaning agent   8 1.43 (0.88, 2.34)
Change in use of White spirit   9 1.60 (1.06, 2.41)
Change in use of Polish/varnish   6 1.83 (0.92, 3.66)
Change in use of Air freshener   10 1.25 (0.89, 1.77)
Change in use of Paint   11 1.74 (1.19, 2.54)
Change in use of Toiletries   7 1.85 (1.22, 2.80)
Change in use of Stain remover   4 1.36 (0.63, 2.91)
Change in use of Furniture renovator   4 1.86 (1.19, 2.93)
Change in use of Oil/grease   3 1.12 (0.49, 2.57)
Change in use of Insulation material   5 1.06 (0.64, 1.74)