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Table 2 Influencing factors of high-frequency and low-frequency hearing loss in in the total population, males, and females

From: Sex differences in noise-induced hearing loss: a cross-sectional study in China

  Total (n = 2280)
OR (95% CI)
Males (n = 1140)
OR (95% CI)
Females (n = 1140)
OR (95% CI)
High-frequency hearing loss
Sex
 Females Reference / /
 Males 4.19 (3.18–5.52) / /
Age, years 1.13 (1.12–1.15) 1.13 (1.11–1.16) 1.14 (1.11–1.18)
Cumulative noise exposure, dB(A) 1.04 (1.03–1.06) 1.04 (1.02–1.06) 1.04 (1.02–1.06)
Alcohol consumption
 < 50 g alcohol per day Reference Reference Reference
 >= 50 g alcohol per day 1.36 (1.01–1.83) 1.28 (0.94–1.74) 3.12 (1.10–8.89)
Low-frequency hearing loss
Sex
 Females Reference / /
 Males 1.49 (1.00–2.20) / /
Age, years 1.11 (1.08–1.13) 1.11 (1.07–1.15) 1.10 (1.06–1.15)
Cumulative noise exposure, dB(A) 1.04 (1.02–1.06) 1.03 (1.01–1.06) 1.06 (1.02–1.09)
  1. OR odds ratio, CI 95% confidence interval
  2. Variables without statistical significance in the regression models are not shown