Table 3

The association between job and olfactory dysfunction and olfactory identification impairment.

JobCrude prevalence ratio (PR)Adjusted PR*
Olfactory dysfunction
 Office work1.0001.000
Automobile repair2.127 (1.245–3.634)1.914 (1.105–3.317)
Printing3.287 (2.052–5.263)2.669 (1.610–4.424)
 Shoemaking4.191 (2.471–7.106)3.136 (1.763–5.579)
 Plating4.191 (2.333–7.527)3.589 (1.957–6.583)
Odour identification impairment
 Office work1.0001.000
 Automobile repair2.587 (1.541–4.343)2.386 (1.402–4.059)
 Printing3.884 (2.441–6.181)2.979 (1.811–4.898)
 Shoemaking4.086 (2.404–6.945)2.892 (1.630–5.129)
 Plating4.540 (2.554–8.068)3.657 (2.015–6.635)
  • Data are shown as PR (95% CI).

  • *Adjusted for age, sex, body mass index, medical history, alcohol drinking and smoking.