Table 3

Odds ratios for having had common cold in the previous year across alcohol intake frequency
Frequency of alcohol intake (day/week) P for trenda
0 ≤3 4-6 7
≥1 common coldb (cases/subjects) 91/149 177/294 91/169 139/287
Crude OR(95% CI) 1 0.964 (0.644–1.444) 0.744 (0.476–1.163) 0.599 (0.400–0.895)d 0.002
Adjusted ORc (95% CI) 1 0.827 (0.541–1.266) 0.703 (0.439–1.124) 0.621 (0.400–0.965) d 0.025
≥2 common coldb (cases/subjects) 38/149 64/294 32/169 45/287
Crude OR (95% CI) 1 0.813 (0.513–1.289) 0.682 (0.401–1.162) 0.543 (0.334–0.884) d 0.009
Adjusted ORc (95% CI) 1 0.642 (0.395–1.045) 0.557 (0.319–0.973) d 0.461 (0.270–0.787) d 0.006

a Calculated by using a logistic regression model.

b Frequency of self-reported common cold episodes in the previous year.

c Adjusted for age, education, occupation, smoking status, BMI, physical activity, depressive symptoms, sleep duration, metabolic syndrome, calorie intake, vitamin C intake, and zinc intake.

d Statistical significance: p < 0.05.

Ouchi et al.

Ouchi et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:987   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-987

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