Table 3

 Relative risk of pleural (n = 56) or peritoneal (n = 20) mesothelioma and radiographic evidence of benign pleural disease and asbestosis

Unadjusted*Adjusted†
Pleural MMPeritoneal MMPleural MMPeritoneal MM
OR (95% CI)OR (95% CI)OR (95% CI)OR (95% CI)
*Adjusted for age at start of the programme.
†Adjusted for age at start of programme, time since first exposure (log years), and cumulative exposure (log f/ml-year).
Benign pleural disease (all)1.47 (0.81 to 2.67)3.97 (1.55 to 10.2)1.12 (0.61 to 2.07)2.22 (0.87 to 5.68)
Blunt/obliterated costophrenic angle1.10 (0.39 to 3.06)3.96 (1.28 to 12.2)0.82 (0.29 to 2.32)1.84 (0.58 to 5.86)
Diffuse pleural thickening1.47 (0.76 to 2.84)5.06 (1.99 to 12.9)1.11 (0.56 to 2.20)3.05 (1.22 to 7.62)
Calcified plaques0.75 (0.23 to 2.43)1.55 (0.35 to 6.86)0.67 (0.21 to 2.17)1.15 (0.27 to 5.01)
Thickening of interlobar fissure1.84 (0.57 to 5.92)1.76 (0.23 to 13.2)1.47 (0.45 to 4.75)1.02 (0.13 to 7.67)
Asbestosis0.93 (0.43 to 1.09)6.67 (2.65 to 16.8)0.68 (0.31 to 1.49)3.29 (1.26 to 8.59)