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Table 4 Comparisons of the odds ratios (OR) and confidence intervals (95 % CI) for skin lesions in women by tertiles of hemoglobin, hs-CRP, and serum ferritin

From: A cross sectional study of anemia and iron deficiency as risk factors for arsenic-induced skin lesions in Bangladeshi women

Outcome Drinking water as* Toenail as
Adjusted OR 95 % CI Adjusted OR 95 % CI
Hemoglobin (g/L)
High (>130) Ref - Ref. -
Middle (120–130) 1.32 0.55, 3.20 1.32‡ 0.54, 3.26
Low (<120) 2.21 0.96, 5.13 2.18‡ 0.90, 5.27
P for trend   0.16   0.20
hs-CRP (mg/L)
High (>1.90) 2.32 (1.00, 5.37) 2.03 0.85, 4.87
Middle (0.57–.90) 2.47 (1.08, 5.65) 2.58 1.06, 6.10
Low (<0.57) Ref - Ref -
P for trend   0.05   0.08
Serum ferritin (μg/L)
High (>41.3) 1.35 (0.57, 3.19) 0.99 0.40, 2.46
Middle (20.6–41.3) 1.37 (0.59, 3.20) 1.07 0.44, 2.61
Low (<20.6) Ref - Ref -
P for trend   0.72   0.98
  1. *Adjusted for arsenic exposure in drinking water, age, educational status, and BMI
  2. Adjusted for arsenic exposure in toenails, age, educational status, and BMI
  3. ‡Adjusted for arsenic exposure in toenails, age, and BMI