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Table 8 Potential influencing factors for NIHL

From: Telomere length in peripheral leukocytes is a sensitive marker for assessing genetic damage among workers exposed to isopropanol, lead and noise: the case of an electronics manufacturer

Variablea β β S.E. Wald χ2 P value OR(95 %CI)
Age 0.077 0.0257 8.958 0.003 1.08(1.03,1.14)
rTL -0.448 0.217 4.264 0.039 0.64(0.42,0.98)
gender 0.896 0.412 4.730 0.030 2.45(1.09,5.49)
Current smoker, n(%) -0.442 0.363 1.482 0.223 0.643(0.315,1.309)
  1. avariable assignment: double ear hearing normal =0, double ear high frequency increase =1, and language frequency increase =2. Self variable assignment: gender: male =0, female =1; smoking: smoking =0, not smoking =1; alcohol: drinking =0, not drinking =1