Table 2

Case-referent evaluations of comorbidity, infections, education and some environmental exposures in women (179 cases of RA and 259 referents) from southeastern Sweden, 1980–95, with adjustment for age

  • 2-150 OR = Mantel-Haenszel odds ratio; CI = confidence interval as outlined by Robins et al.36

  • 2-151 At age 25, with adjustment also for age and socioeconomic status.

  • 2-152 Adjustment also for smoking and employment in high risk occupations.

  • 2-153 Adjustment also for farm work, latency requirement 15 years.

  • 2-154 Adjustment also for farm work, latency requirement 20 years.

  • 2-160 Adjustment also for work as hairdresser, latency requirement 10 years.

  • 2-164 Exposure during the 5 year period preceding the diagnosis of RA.

  • 2-161 Exposure during the 5 year period preceding the onset of RA symptoms.