Table 7

Bivariate and multivariate linear regression analysis for HINT SRT outcome
Bivariate Model Multivariate model Final multivariate model
Characteristic Beta p Beta P Characteristic Beta p
Age 0.317 0.003 −0.080 0.915 Age 0.252 0.014
Male 0.201 0.061 0.006 0.973
Solvent exp. EXP 0.343 0.001 −0.176 0.826 EXP 0.330 0.001
NEXP Reference
Tenure 0.370 p<0.0001 0.010 0.978
Risk factors Cigarettes 0.089 0.542 0.204 0.204
Alcohol 0.207 0.159 0.220 0.184
ShootWP 0.052 0.698 0.013 0.932
ShootNP −0.104 0.431 −0.039 0.810
No Shoot Reference
Pastnoise −0.011 0.918 −0.287 0.065
Interactions Interactions
Age*solvent 0.567 0.669

Note. Solvent exp: EXP: solvent-exposed group, NEXP: non-exposed group (reference); Tenure: number of years working at the factory exposed to solvents; Cigarettes: Number of cigarettes smoked per week; Alcohol: Number of drinks per month; Shoot WP: history of shooting practice wearing hearing protection; ShootNP: history of shooting practice without wearing hearing protection; No shoot: absence of shooting practice (reference); Pastnoise: history of previous occupational noise exposure; Interaction Age*solvent: factor of age times solvent group (exposed versus non-exposed).

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Fuente et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:39   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-39

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