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Table 4 Exposure to mold odor and the risk of ACOS according to potential effect modifiers, 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

Potential effect modifierUnadjusted
OR (95% CI)
OR (95% CI)
Parental atopy
 Yes0.94 (0.11–7.83)1.29 (0.15–11.42)a
 No3.12 (0.83–11.66)3.64 (0.95–14.03)a
 Never< 1.00b< 1.00b
 Current3.03 (0.79–11.67)5.68 (1.22–26.41)c
  1. ACOS Asthma-COPD Overlap Syndrome, CI confidence interval, OR odds ratio
  2. aAdjusted for age and gender
  3. bNo. of cases exposed to mold odor = 0
  4. cAdjusted for age, gender and education