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Table 4 Comparison between biomarker levels after the Bayview site (“without”mask) vs College site exposures

From: Cardiovascular and inflammatory mechanisms in healthy humans exposed to air pollution in the vicinity of a steel mill

Biomarker Bayview (“without” mask) vs College site
Ratio (95% CI)
A2M 0.887 (0.755, 1.043)+a
Adiponectin 1.184 (1.013, 1.385)*b
AGP 0.749 (0.590, 0.952)*a
CRP 1.410 (0.887, 2.240)+a
Haptoglobin 0.852 (0.734, 0.989)*a
IL-1β 1.050 (0.999, 1.104)+b
IL-4 1.317 (1.021, 1.699)*a
IL-6 1.143 (1.002, 1.305)*c
PF4 0.847 (0.709, 1.011)+a
Plasma ET-1(1–21) 1.497 (0.957, 2.340)+a
Plasma ET-3 1.330 (1.037, 1.705)*a
Saliva BET-1 1.302 (1.034, 1.641)*c
Saliva ET-1(1–21) 1.167 (1.031, 1.320)*b
Saliva ET-3 1.114 (0.979, 1.267)+b
TNF-α 1.076 (1.005, 1.151)*c
vWF 0.552 (0.349, 0.875)*a
  1. *p < 0.05; +p < 0.1(not significant, trend only)
  2. aCovariates: Treatment period, carry over, age, sex, BMI, atmospheric pressure, temperature, relative humidity
  3. bCovariates: Treatment period, carry over
  4. cCovariates: Treatment period, carry over, age, sex, BMI