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Table 3 Multivariable analysis of factors associated with respiratory symptoms among exposed and unexposed groups, Mojo town, Southeast Ethiopia, 2018 (N = 602)

From: Occupational risk factors associated with respiratory symptoms among tannery workers in Mojo town, Southeast Ethiopia, 2018: a comparative cross-sectional study

Variables Respiratory symptoms COR (95% CI) AOR (95% CI)
Yes No   
Exposure status
 Exposed 81 218 4.13 (2.55, 6.69)a 3.37 (1.71, 6.46)b
 Unexposed 25 278 1 1
Sex
 Female 34 88 2.18 (1.37, 3.50)a 1.80 (1.24, 3.34)b
 Male 72 408 1 1
Age (years)
 18–24 31 113 1.30 (0.70, 2.43) 1.39 (0.62, 3.08)
 25–34 55 288 0.90 (0.52, 1.59) 1.12 (0.58, 2.12)
 35+ 20 95 1 1
Work experience (years)
 1–5 37 221 1 1
 6–10 36 155 1.38 (0.83, 2.29) 0.60 (0.32, 1.15)
  > 10 33 120 1.64 (1.97, 2.76)a 1.42 (1.19, 2.18)b
Educational status
 Primary (grade 1–8) 30 76 2.92 (1.88, 5.39)a 1.52 (1.27, 4.79)b
 Secondary (9–12) 33 101 2.42 (1.56, 4.31)a 1.24 (1.16, 3.87)b
 Diploma and above 43 319 1 1
  1. Keys: asignificant in a bivariate analysis; bSignificant in a multivariable analysis