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Table 3 Multiple linear regression coefficients for regression of recent (prior month) total alcohol and beverage specific alcohol intake on FEV1% and FVC%

From: Beverage specific alcohol intake in a population-based study: Evidence for a positive association between pulmonary function and wine intake

Variable FEBV1% FVC%
  β 95% CI β 95% CI
Recent alcohol intake# Variables entered separately
Total alcohol 0.689 -0.737–2.116 0.802 -0.554–2.157
Total Wine (red and white wine) 2.027* 0.011–4.044 2.240* 0.307–4.173
White Wine 3.058* 0.603–5.514 2.900* 0.543–5.257
Red Wine 1.211 -1.500–3.922 1.440 -1.160–4.040
Beer 0.394 -1.396–2.184 0.564 -1.144–2.267
Liquor 0.561 -1.411–2.532 0.129 -1.753–2.010
Recent alcohol intake # Variables entered simultaneously
Total Wine (red and white wine) 1.979p = 0.056 -.0.047–4.006 2.219* 0.276–4.163
Beer 0.269 -1.527–2.067 0.456 -1.258–2.171
Liquor 0.374 -1.610–2.358 -0.110 -2.006–1.785
  1. adjusted for smoking status (never, former, current), total pack-years of smoking, weight, education, eosinophil count and serum vitamin E, vitamin c, lutein/zeaxanthin, β-cryptoxanthin and retinol levels adjusted for smoking status, total pack-years of smoking, weight, education and serum vitamin E, vitamin C, β-cryptoxanthin and lutein/zeaxanthin levels # alcohol variables, expressed in gram/day, were log transformed to closer approximate a normal distribution. Transformation is based on Ig10 (alcohol intake + 1), where alcohol intake resembles beverage specific or total intake over past 30 days *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01