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Table 2 Comparative multivariate analysis of risk for chronic diseases between the study groups*.

From: Quality of life at the dead sea region: the lower the better? an observational study

Variable OR (95%CI)
Unadjusted
p-value OR (95%CI)
Adjusted**
p-value
Heart disease 0.75 (0.37;1.50) 0.409 1.65 (0.60;4.49) 0.328
Asthma 1.08 (0.51;2.31) 0.839 0.80 (0.29;2.20) 0.661
Other chronic lung disease 1.19 (0.51;2.80) 0.688 1.31 (0.41;4.18) 0.649
Malignancy 0.85 (0.47;1.52) 0.581 1.24 (0.56;2.72) 0.596
Stroke 0.30 (0.05;1.56) 0.129 0  
Diabetes mellitus 1.0 (0.51;1.96) 0.996 1.16 (0.49;2.68) 0.73
Hypertension 1.0 (0.65;1.55) 0.989 2.87 (1.48;5.55) 0.002
Psychiatric disease 1.19 (0.51;2.80) 0.688 2.12 (0.76;5.92) 0.15
Inflammatory bowel disease 1.52 (0.14;16.91) 0.729 0.72 (0.035;14.49) 0.828
Skin disease     
Inflammatory 1.15 (0.54;2.43) 0.716 1.09 (0.46;2.58) 0.842
Skin nevi 2.52 (1.42;4.48) 0.001 2.49 (1.27;4.90) 0.008
Rheumatic disorders     
Inflammatory 0.55 (0.20;1.39) 0.187 0.88 (0.29;2.71) 0.83
Non-inflammatory 1.34 (0.93;1.95) 0.117 1.69 (1.06;2.69) 0.028
Vascular disease 0.63 (0.37;1.09) 0.097 0.92 (0.46;1.86) 0.824
  1. * For all comparisons, Ramat Negev group used as the reference group.
  2. ** Adjusted for socio-demographic variables and health-related habits.