Table 2

ORs with 95% CIs of developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA) overall, anti-citrullinated protein antibody (ACPA)-positive RA and ACPA-negative RA, among women with occupational exposure to textile dust compared with women unexposed to textile dust in the Malaysian Epidemiological Investigation of Rheumatoid Arthritis study

Cases/controlsOR (95% CI)*
Occupational exposure to textile dust
RA overall
 Ever exposed41/152.8 (1.6 to 5.2)
ACPA-positive RA
 Ever exposed23/152.5 (1.3 to 4.8)
ACPA-negative RA
 Ever exposed18/153.5 (1.7 to 7.0)
  • *Adjusted for age group, geographical area, educational levels and ethnicity.