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Table 4 Age-specific adjusted odds ratio of possible and probable carpal tunnel syndrome combined, Health 2000 survey, 2000-2001.

From: Associations of cardiovascular risk factors, carotid intima-media thickness and manifest atherosclerotic vascular disease with carpal tunnel syndrome

Characteristic 30-44 yrs (N = 2132) 45-59 yrs (N = 2190) 60+ yrs (N = 1932)
  Sample Cases OR 95% CI Sample Cases OR 95% CI Sample Cases OR 95% CI
Smoking status             
   Never smoker 522 9 1   593 29 1   947 46 1  
   Former smoker 465 8 0.9 0.3-2.4 649 23 1.0 0.6-1.7 535 20 1.6 0.9-3.0
   Occasional smoker 194 3 0.8 0.2-3.2 105 6 1.8 0.6-4.8 34 0 -  
   Current smoker 601 22 1.8 0.8-3.6 553 42 1.9 1.1-3.3 193 8 1.8 0.7-4.4
Exercise (times/week)             
   ≤1 915 23 1   916 45 1   665 28 1  
   2-3 775 16 0.8 0.4-1.6 717 35 1.0 0.6-1.7 481 17 1.2 0.6-2.4
   ≥ 4 427 9 0.9 0.4-1.8 526 27 1.1 0.6-1.8 668 33 1.7 1.0-2.7
Body mass index             
   Normal 1065 18 1   815 34 1   634 30 1  
   Overweight 688 15 1.4 0.7-2.7 848 43 1.1 0.6-1.8 752 24 0.7 0.4-1.3
   Obese 264 14 2.4 1.1-5.4 413 27 1.2 0.6-2.2 325 17 0.7 0.3-1.5
Waist circumference             
   Normal 1015 18 1   617 26 1   387 15 1  
   Increased 562 9 0.8 0.3-2.2 614 22 0.7 0.4-1.3 508 13 0.6 0.2-1.2
   Obese 535 22 1.5 0.8-2.9 954 62 0.9 0.5-1.6 1020 53 0.8 0.4-1.5
Waist-hip ratio             
   Normal 484 4 1   281 11 1   157 9 1  
   Increased 1271 32 2.7 0.9-7.8 1202 64 1.5 0.7-2.9 1081 39 0.5 0.2-1.2
   Obese 357 13 3.0 1.0-9.0 702 35 1.1 0.5-2.3 676 33 0.7 0.3-1.5
LDL cholesterol (mg/dL)             
   <129 951 16 1   604 28 1   517 25 1  
   130-189 973 23 1.6 0.8-3.2 1163 62 1.2 0.7-2.0 996 40 0.8 0.4-1.4
   ≥190 198 10 3.8 1.6-9.1 419 20 1.1 0.5-2.3 415 19 0.8 0.4-1.6
HDL cholesterol (mg/dL)             
   >60 590 15 1   609 41 1   490 21 1  
   40-60 1121 22 0.7 0.3-1.4 1129 52 0.7 0.4-1.2 957 45 1.2 0.6-2.1
   ≤40 411 12 1.3 0.6-2.9 448 17 0.6 0.3-1.0 481 18 1.0 0.4-2.2
Total cholesterol (mg/dL)             
   >200 759 13 1   393 18 1   391 14 1  
   200-239 797 16 1.1 0.4-2.5 785 44 1.3 0.6-2.5 624 31 1.6 0.7-3.4
   ≤240 566 20 2.3 0.97-5.5 1008 48 1.1 0.5-2.2 913 39 1.2 0.5-2.3
Triglycerides (mg/dL)             
   ≤150 1562 32 1   1435 78 1   1189 53 1  
   151-199 281 4 0.6 0.2-1.8 395 21 0.8 0.5-1.3 393 17 0.7 0.4-1.3
   >200 279 13 2.7 1.2-6.1 356 11 0.6 0.3-1.1 346 14 0.9 0.5-1.9
Hypertension             
   No 2028 41    1748 83    1241 50   
   Yes 104 8 3.4 1.6-7.4 442 27 1.0 0.6-1.7 691 34 1.0 0.6-1.5
Coronary artery disease             
   No 2127 49    2141 107    1506 53   
   Yes 5 0 - - 49 3 1.2 0.3-3.8 426 31 1.9 1.1-3.5
Heart failure             
   No 2131 49    2184 109 1   1811 72 1  
   Yes 1 0 - - 6 1 2.0 0.2-15.0 121 12 1.6 0.6-3.8
Arrhythmia             
   No 2118 47 1   2118 103 1   1680 71 1  
   Yes 14 2 10.2 2.7-38.4 72 7 1.6 0.6-3.8 252 13 0.8 0.4-1.8
Valvular heart disease             
   No 2122 49    2161 108    1795 72   
   Yes 10 0 - - 29 2 1.0 0.2-4.8 137 12 2.3 1.0-5.0
Mean IMT, per each standard deviation (0.23 mm) increase      876 38 1.2 0.8-1.9 477 17 1.4 0.9-2.1
  1. A separate model was run for each characteristic and the odds ratios obtained were adjusted for age, sex, education, somatization, handgrip with high forces and work using vibrating tools