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Research Article

A Cohort Study on Self-Reported Respiratory Symptoms of Toner-Handling Workers: Cross-Sectional and Longitudinal Analysis from 2003 to 2008

Table 5

The results of GEE on self-reported respiratory symptom (toner exposure and pulmonary function indices).

Dependent variableIndependent variableCategoryOdds ratio95% confidence interval
Lower Upper

Persistent coughToner exposureToner-handling group0.90 0.58 1.38
Never-toner-handling group1.00
%VC1%1.02 0.99 1.04
%FEV1.01%0.98 0.96 1.01

Persistent phlegm Toner exposureToner-handling group1.43 0.94 2.18
Never-toner-handling group1.00
%VC1%1.03 1.00 1.06
%FEV1.01%0.97 0.94 1.01

Persistent cough and phlegmToner exposureToner-handling group1.15 0.60 2.19
Never-toner-handling group1.00
%VC1%1.04*1.00 1.09
%FEV1.01%0.95*0.91 1.00

Wheezing without asthmatic responseToner exposureToner-handling group1.44 0.97 2.15
Never-toner-handling group1.00
%VC1%1.08*1.05 1.10
%FEV1.01%0.92*0.90 0.94

Breathlessness Toner exposureToner-handling group1.98*1.39 2.81
Never-toner-handling group1.00
%VC1%1.00 0.98 1.02
%FEV1.01%1.00 0.98 1.02

In case the independent variables had effects on the results.

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