Table 3

Rate ratios for immune-mediated diseases following admission for rickets
Disease O E RR (95% CI) P-value
Asthma (aged 5 to 54) 21 32.7 0.6 (0.4 to 1.0) 0.05
Celiac disease 10 1 10.3 (4.9 to 18.9) <0.001
Myxoedema 26 17.7 1.5 (1.0 to 2.2) 0.06
Pernicious anemia 6 1.6 3.7 (1.4 to 8.0) 0.002
Rheumatoid arthritis 9 5 1.8 (0.8 to 3.4) 0.12
Thyrotoxicosis 7 2.1 3.4 (1.4 to 6.9) 0.002

O Observed number of cases; E Expected number, RR Rate ratio, 95% CI 95% confidence interval.

Ramagopalan et al.

Ramagopalan et al. BMC Medicine 2013 11:171   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-11-171

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