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Table 3 Adjusted odds ratios (and 95% confidence intervals) of very bothering health symptoms within the past two weeks by noise annoyance from neighbours within the past two weeks (among individuals living in multi-storey housing in 2017)

From: Neighbour noise annoyance is associated with various mental and physical health symptoms: results from a nationwide study among individuals living in multi-storey housing

 Annoyed by noise from neighbours 
Yes, very annoyedYes, slightly annoyedNoP-value
Pain or discomfort in the shoulder or neck1.73(1.22–2.45)1.32(1.06–1.65)10.0016
Pain or discomfort in the arms, hands, legs, knees, hips or joints2.23(1.57–3.17)1.29(1.03–1.61)1< 0.0001
Pain or discomfort in the back or lower back3.32(2.15–5.13)1.57(1.15–2.14)1< 0.0001
Fatigue2.91(2.14–3.98)1.46(1.18–1.79)1< 0.0001
Headache1.82(1.19–2.78)1.16(0.87–1.54)10.0221
Sleeping problems or insomnia2.62(1.86–3.69)1.46(1.16–1.84)1< 0.0001
Melancholy, depression or unhappiness2.10(1.39–3.18)1.46(1.11–1.92)10.0004
Anxiety, nervousness, restlessness or apprehension2.60(1.73–3.91)1.58(1.20–2.09)1< 0.0001
  1. 1Adjusted for sex, age, marital status, education, degree of urbanisation, owner/tenant status and ethnic background