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Table 1 Summary of characteristics of studies included in a systematic review of the associations between proximity to animal feeding operations and the health of individuals in nearby communities

From: Updated systematic review: associations between proximity to animal feeding operations and health of individuals in nearby communities

Study Source Study design Country Year(s) of study N (study pop) Age (study pop) Statistical methods used to assess association(s) between exposure(s) and outcome(s)
Feingold et al. 2012 [17] As for study Observational: case-control The Netherlands 2008–2011 87 NR Multivariable approaches to dichotomous data with no fixed or random effects: logistic regression
Schiffman et al. 2005 [34] As for study Experimental (laboratory) USA NR 48 19–49 years Multivariable approaches to categorical data with fixed and/or random effects: logistic regression/generalized linear model with logit link
Multivariable approaches to continuous outcomes with fixed and/or random effects
The Netherlands study Smit et al. 2014 [16] Observational: cross-sectional The Netherlands 2009 92,548 0–70 years Multivariable approaches to categorical data with fixed and/or random effects: logistic regression/generalized linear model with logit link
Smit et al. 2012 [19] Observational: cross-sectional The Netherlands 2009 92,548 0–70 years Univariate approaches to categorical data: chi-square tests
Multivariable approaches to categorical data with fixed and/or random effects: logistic regression/generalized linear model with logit link
Lower Saxony Lung Study Schulze et al. 2011 [10] Observational: cross-sectional Germany 2002–2006 457 18–44 years Multivariable approaches to dichotomous data with no fixed or random effects: logistic regression
Multivariable approaches to continuous data with no fixed or random effects: linear regression
Radon et al. 2007 [13] Observational: cross-sectional Germany 2002–2004 2425 18–45 years Multivariable approaches to categorical data with fixed and/or random effects: logistic regression/generalized linear model with logit link
Radon et al. 2005 [20] Observational: cross-sectional Germany NR 6837 (questionnaire), 2812 (clinical assessment) 18–44 years Multivariable approaches to categorical data with fixed and/or random effects: logistic regression/generalized linear model with logit link
AABEL Study Hoopmann et al. 2006 [11] Observational: cross-sectional Germany 2001 7943 (questionnaires), 5136 (skin exam), 1552 (Phadiatop test) 5–6 years Multivariable approaches to categorical data with fixed and/or random effects: logistic regression/generalized linear model with logit link
Schinasi et al. 2014 [18] As for study Observational: case-control USA 2011 121 MRSA-positive patients and 122 MRSA-negative patients 18–65 years Multivariable approaches to categorical data with fixed and/or random effects: logistic regression/generalized linear model with logit link
Mirabelli et al. 2006 [14] As for study Observational: cross-sectional USA 2004 128,568 12–14 years Multivariable approaches to categorical data with fixed and/or random effects: logistic regression/generalized linear model with logit link
Bullers 2005 [7] As for study Observational: cross-sectional USA 1998–1999 82 (48 exposed, 34 unexposed) Mean 57 years (exposed); mean 42 years (unexposed) Univariable approaches to continuous outcomes (t test, ANOVA)
Schiffman et al. 1995 [35] As for study Observational: cohort USA NR 88 52 ± 13 years Univariable approaches to continuous outcomes (t test, ANOVA)
CHEIHO Study Avery et al. 2004 [21] Observational: cross-sectional USA NR 15 33–77 years Multivariable approaches to continuous outcomes with fixed and/or random effects
Schinasi et al. 2011 [8] Observational: cohort USA 2003–2005 101 19–90 years Univariable approaches to continuous outcomes (t test, ANOVA)
Horton et al. 2009 [9] Observational: cohort USA 2003–2005 101 19.2–89.5 y Multivariable approaches to categorical data with fixed and/or random effects: logistic regression/generalized linear model with logit link
Wing et al. 2013 [22] Observational: cohort USA 2003–2005 101 Median 53 years Multivariable approaches to categorical data with fixed and/or random effects: logistic regression/generalized linear model with logit link
  1. NR not reported