Table 4

Odds ratios for having had common cold in the previous year across alcohol intake amount
Amount of alcohol intake (g/day)a
Non-drinking (0) 1st (≤11.5) 2nd (11.5-35.8) 3rd (>35.8)
≥1 common coldb (cases/subjects) 91/149 141/250 136/249 130/251
 Crude OR(95% CI) 1.304(0.862–1.971) 1.079 (0.755–1.530) 1 0.893 (0.628–1.269)
 Adjusted ORc (95% CI) 1.334(0.864–2.059) 0.950 (0.655–1.378) 1 0.939 (0.643–1.372)
≥2 common coldb (cases/subjects) 38/149 51/250 39/249 51/251
 Crude OR (95% CI) 1.843 (1.115–3.047) d 1.380 (0.871–2.186) 1 1.373 (0.867–2.174)
 Adjusted ORc (95% CI) 2.155 (1.275–3.644) d 1.317 (0.817–2.125) 1 1.387 (0.849–2.265)

a Drinkers were categorized into tertiles.

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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