Table 2

 Comparison between exposed police officers and fire-fighters and their reference groups with regard to health complaints, subdivided into ICPC symptom categories

ICPC symptom categoriesPolice officersFire-fighters
ExposedReferenceOR(95% CI)ExposedReferenceOR(95% CI)
ICPC, International Classification of Primary Care; OR, odds ratio; CI, confidence interval.
*p<0.05.
General/non-specific40.4%27.4%1.92(1.52–2.41)*32.1%16.0%2.00(1.12–3.58)*
Digestive21.3%15.1%1.57(1.19–2.08)*21.3%13.4%1.84(0.95–3.55)
Cardiovascular25.7%16.7%1.76(1.35–2.29)*28.7%11.3%3.30(1.70–6.41)*
Musculoskeletal42.1%29.2%1.86(1.49–2.33)*53.9%25.8%2.56(1.55–4.23)*
Nervous system51.1%39.7%1.66(1.34–2.06)*49.2%28.4%2.87(1.71–4.81)*
Airway29.7%19.7%1.80(1.40–2.32)*29.9%12.9%1.67(0.92–3.03)
Skin51.9%28.4%2.78(2.21–3.48)*54.8%32.5%3.37(2.01–5.62)*