Table 3

Age-adjusted ORs (95% CI) for hearing losses greater than 25 dB at each frequency in the right ear, stratified into three exposure groups and tested for trends

Exposure0.5 kHz1 kHz2 kHz3 kHz4 kHz6 kHz8 kHz
Noise and epoxy adhesives (n=182)3.87 (0.50 to 30.23)2.25 (0.63 to 8.04)1.89 (0.68 to 5.28)2.29* (1.00 to 5.23)2.82* (1.29 to 6.13)2.17* (1.03 to 4.56)1.17 (0.56 to 2.45)
Noise only (n=89)3.38 (0.41 to 28.17)1.35 (0.34 to 5.29)0.79 (0.25 to 2.50)1.24 (0.52 to 2.99)1.19 (0.51 to 2.79)0.83 (0.37 to 1.89)0.64 (0.28 to 1.45)
Administrative staff (n=43)1.01.01.01.01.01.01.0
p for trend0.160.060.02<0.05<0.05<0.050.07
  • *p Value <0.05.