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Table 2 Distribution of exposure indicators in asthma-only and ACOS cases and controls, the Finnish Environment and Asthma Study

From: Indoor mold odor in the workplace increases the risk of Asthma-COPD Overlap Syndrome: a population-based incident case–control study

Exposure indicatorLocationAsthma only (N = 365)ACOS (N = 25)Controls (N = 932)
Any water damageAt home, no. (%)41 (11.4)0 (0.0)103 (11.2)
At work, no. (%)45 (12.3)1 (4.0)121 (13.0)
At home and/or at work, no. (%)74 (20.5)1 (4.2)206 (22.4)
Any dampnessAt home, no. (%)73 (20.0)3 (12.0)185 (19.9)
At work, no. (%)64 (17.5)2 (8.0)171 (18.4)
At home and/or at work119 (32.6)5 (20.0)310 (33.4)
Any visible moldAt home, no. (%)17 (4.7)0 (0.0)56 (6.0)
At work, no. (%)23 (6.3)0 (0.0)42 (4.5)
At home and/or at work, no. (%)39 (10.7)0 (0.0)94 (10.1)
Any mold odorAt home, no. (%)36 (9.9)2 (8.0)86 (9.2)
At work, no. (%)41 (11.2)4 (16.0)86 (9.2)
At home and/or at work, no. (%)66 (18.1)6 (24.0)156 (16.7)
Any visible mold or mold odorAt home, no. (%)46 (12.6)2 (8.0)118 (12.7)
At work, no. (%)48 (13.2)4 (16.0)99 (10.7)
At home and/or at work, no. (%)82 (22.5)6 (24.0)193 (20.7)
  1. ACOS Asthma-COPD Overlap Syndrome