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Table 4 Multivariate logistic regression analysis ofanxiety and noise-relatedvariables, adjusted forsociodemographicand medical illness factors

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

  Model 1 Model 2 Model 3
  OR (95% CI) p-value aOR a (95% CI) p-value aOR b (95% CI) p-value
Noise-related variables       
Noise exposure (reference: Ldn < 55) 1 0.679 1 0.697 1 0.686
55 ≤ Ldn < 65 1.12 (0.63–1.98) 0.697 1.22 (0.68–2.17) 0.502 1.23 (0.69–2.19) 0.487
Ldn ≥65 0.8 (0.4–1.62) 0.539 0.91 (0.45–1.86) 0.796 0.91 (0.45–1.87) 0.807
Noise sensitivity 1.96 (1.17–3.28) 0.011 1.99 (1.18–3.36) 0.01 1.96 (1.16–3.32) 0.012
Demographic variables       
Age    0.98 (0.96–1.01) 0.146 0.97 (0.95–1) 0.072
Sex (reference: male)    1.12 (0.64–1.98) 0.687 1.1 (0.62–1.94) 0.748
Education level (reference:<12 y)    0.58 (0.32–1.08) 0.084 0.59 (0.32–1.09) 0.093
Marital status (reference: single)    1 0.793 1 0.737
married    0.91 (0.41–2.05) 0.827 0.94 (0.41–2.11) 0.872
separated/divorced/bereaved    1.2 (0.4–3.54) 0.747 1.28 (0.43–3.83) 0.655
Income(reference:<3000 USD)    0.68 (0.38–1.21) 0.186 0.71 (0.4–1.27) 0.25
Medical Illnesses       
Hypertension (reference: “no”)      1.09 (0.46–2.60) 0.847
Hyperlipidemia (reference: “no”)      2.38 (0.91–6.22) 0.076
Diabetes mellitus (reference: “no”)      1.22 (0.43–3.45) 0.708
Residence period (y) 0.99 (0.96–1.02) 0.565 1 (0.96–1.03) 0.787 0.99 (0.96–1.03) 0.656
  1. Abbreviations: aOR adjusted odds ratio, CI confidence interval, Ldn day-night equivalent sound level, NS noise sensitivity, OR odds ratio, USD U.S. dollars
  2. Model 1 included noise-related variables (noise exposure and NS) and residence period (OR). Model 2 included model 1 plus demographic and socioeconomic variables (aOR a). Model 3 included model 2 plus medical illnesses (aOR b). Significant values are highlighted in bold