Table 2

Association between environmental exposure and habitual snoring

OR (95% CI)P value
Indoor dampness*
Water damage1.29 (1.13 to 1.48)<0.0001
Floor dampness1.21 (1.01 to 1.45)0.04
Visible moulds1.51 (1.27 to 1.80)<0.0001
Air pollution in residential area†
 Never1
 Sometimes1.29 (1.13 to 1.48)<0.0001
 Daily1.64 (1.36 to 1.98)<0.0001
Air pollution from traffic†<0.0001
 None1
 Somewhat1.15 (1.04 to 1.26)0.004
 Very much1.51 (1.27 to 1.80)<0.0001
  • *Adjusted for age, BMI, smoking history, educational level and residential air pollution.

  • †Adjusted for age, BMI, smoking history, educational level and residential water damage.

  • BMI, body mass index.