Table 1

 Crude and adjusted odds ratios of sick building syndrome-related symptoms, chronic respiratory symptoms and respiratory infections during the past 12 months in relation to exposure to paper dust

CrudeAdjusted*Adjusted†
OR (95% CI)OR (95% CI)OR (95% CI)
*Adjusted for age and sex.
†Adjusted for the set of covariates that changed the estimate of interest by >10% (for details, see Data analysis of the Methods section).
‡Adjusted OR did not change because no other covariate changed the estimate by >10% when added to the model including sex and age.
Nasal symptoms3.16 (0.80 to 12.4)2.48 (0.61 to 10.2)2.06 (0.50 to 8.56)
Eye symptoms1.32 (0.26 to 6.62)0.96 (0.18 to 5.19)0.33 (0.04 to 3.07)
Throat symptoms2.67 (0.48 to 14.8)2.26 (0.39 to 13.3)2.66 (0.45 to 15.7)
Skin symptoms1.66 (0.44 to 6.30)1.47 (0.37 to 5.82)2.14 (0.50 to 9.23)
Headache5.49 (1.15 to 26.2)5.15 (1.03 to 25.8)3.35 (0.59 to 19.2)
Fatigue2.23 (0.98 to 5.07)2.49 (1.06 to 5.89)2.01 (0.82 to 4.95)
Cough1.10 (0.46 to 2.62)0.93 (0.38 to 2.30)0.93‡ (0.38 to 2.30)
Phlegm production1.27 (0.63 to 2.56)1.31 (0.63 to 2.73)1.31‡ (0.63 to 2.73)
Chronic bronchitis1.32 (0.33 to 5.37)1.07 (0.25 to 4.56)1.41 (0.31 to 6.34)
Wheezing1.04 (0.57 to 1.90)0.95 (0.51 to 1.79)0.95‡ (0.51 to 1.79)
Breathlessness2.06 (1.09 to 3.86)1.87 (0.97 to 3.61)1.87‡ (0.97 to 3.61)
Common colds0.95 (0.60 to 1.50)0.85 (0.52 to 1.38)0.85‡ (0.52 to 1.38)
Tonsillitis1.60 (0.48 to 5.34)1.40 (0.39 to 4.96)1.40‡ (0.39 to 4.96)
Sinus infections1.51 (0.84 to 2.70)1.03 (0.56 to 1.92)1.03‡ (0.56 to 1.92)
Middle ear infections1.56 (0.51 to 4.73)1.36 (0.43 to 4.28)1.29 (0.38 to 4.32)
Bronchitis0.41 (0.18 to 0.93)0.39 (0.16 to 0.91)0.35 (0.15 to 0.85)
Diarrhoea1.13 (0.70 to 1.82)0.95 (0.58 to 1.57)0.95‡ (0.58 to 1.57)