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Table 2 Risks of oral cavity cancer associated with personal medical conditions

From: Family history of cancer, personal history of medical conditions and risk of oral cavity cancer in France: the ICARE study

Personal medical conditions Cases N Controls N OR (95% CI)*
Tuberculosis    
Never 650 3228 1 (reference)
Ever 29 136 1.6 (0.9-2.5)
Chronic bronchitis    
Never 571 3032 1 (reference)
Ever 105 343 1.7 (1.2-2.4)
Asthma    
Never 632 3090 1 (reference)
Ever 48 284 1.1 (0.7-1.7)
Recurrent rhinitis    
Never 623 2843 1 (reference)
Ever 53 519 0.6 (0.4-0.9)
Recurrent nose bleeds    
Never 632 3043 1 (reference)
Ever 45 327 0.9 (0.6-1.4)
Nasal polyps    
Never 672 3251 1 (reference)
Ever 5 113 0.3 (0.1-0.9)
Recurrent sinusitis    
Never 590 2796 1 (reference)
Ever 88 578 0.7 (0.5-1.0)
Gastro-oesophageal reflux    
Never 591 2612 1 (reference)
Ever 85 753 0.5 (0.4-0.7)
Herpetic lesions    
Never 625 2964 1 (reference)
Ever 49 400 0.9 (0.6-1.4)
Lip 41 347 0.8 (0.5-1.2)
Genitals 4 34 1.2 (0.4-3.9)
Candidiasis    
Never 645 3224 1 (reference)
Ever 28 136 1.6 (0.9-2.8)
Oral cavity 14 80 5.0 (2.1-12.1)
Genitals 6 47 1.0 (0.3-2.7)
Skin warts    
Never 461 1909 1 (reference)
Ever§ 215 1458 0.8 (0.6-1.1)
Hands 170 1101 0.8 (0.6-1.0)
Feet 39 327 0.7 (0.5-1.2)
Head and neck 8 111 0.5 (0.2-1.3)
  1. *OR adjusted for age, gender, area of residence, education level, tobacco smoking (duration, quantity and status), alcohol drinking (quantity) and BMI two years before the interview.
  2. Location of herpetic lesions and candidiasis not reported by 24 subjects and 17 subjects, respectively.
  3. §Multiple locations reported by 83 subjects.