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Table 2 Distribution of medical history and psychiatric variables according to NS

From: Noise sensitivity, rather than noise level, predicts the non-auditory effects of noise in community samples: a population-based survey

  Total Low NS (n = 1028) High NS (n = 808) p-value Odds ratio 95% CI for Exp(B)
  Lower Upper
Medical history, n (%)       
Hypertension 250 (13.6) 129 (12.5) 121 (15) 0.132 1.227 0.940 1.603
Tinnitus 163 (8.9) 78 (7.6) 85 (10.5) 0.028 1.432 1.038 1.976
Diabetes 111 (6.0) 51 (5.0) 60 (7.4) 0.028 1.536 1.044 2.257
Hyperlipidemia 103 (5.6) 46 (4.5) 57 (7.1) 0.017 1.620 1.086 2.417
Antipsychotics 85 (4.6) 36 (3.5) 49 (6.1) 0.009 1.779 1.145 2.764
Psychiatric variables, n (%)       
Depression 115 (6.3) 43 (4.2) 72 (8.9) <0.001 2.239 1.517 3.306
Stress 44 (2.4) 18 (1.8) 26 (3.3) 0.038 1.885 1.026 3.463
Insomnia 131 (7.1) 52 (5.1) 79 (9.9) <0.001 2.051 1.427 2.984
Anxiety 62 (3.4) 25 (2.4) 37 (4.6) 0.013 1.932 1.153 3.236
  1. A univariate analysis was used to compare subjects with high and low NS.
  2. Abbreviations: CI confidence interval, NS noise sensitivity