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Table 4 Association of the selected variables with the morbidity categories among the welders

From: Morbidity patterns among the welders of eastern Nepal: a cross-sectional study

Variables Age (years) Duration of Employment (years) Welding Hours per day (hours)
AOR CI p-value AOR CI p-value AOR CI p-value
Arc eye related symptoms 1.086 1.005–1.174 0.037 1.220 1.085–1.371 0.001 1.544 1.097–2.173 0.013
Metal fume fever related symptoms 0.982 0.920–1.048 0.587 1.078 0.995–1.168 0.068 1.408 1.060–1.871 0.018
Asthma related symptoms 1.009 0.946–1.077 0.785 1.055 0.974–1.143 0.187 1.292 0.975–1.712 0.075
Skin problems related symptoms 0.964 0.892–1.042 0.362 1.259 1.109–1.431 0.000 1.404 0.987–1.999 0.059
Hearing problems related symptoms 1.326 1.196–1.471 0.000 1.024 0.917–1.143 0.675 1.919 1.315–2.802 0.001
  1. Bold indicates p-value < 0.05, taken as significant
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