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Table 2 Odds ratio estimates of relative risk of melanoma (CMM) and of basal cell (BCC) and squamous cell (SCC) carcinoma of the skin, for dietary fat intake.

From: Association between dietary fat and skin cancer in an Australian population using case-control and cohort study designs

Fat score* Controls CMM BCC SCC
  N† N† OR(95%CI)‡ N† OR(95%CI)‡ N† OR(95%CI)‡
Men        
1–21 points 45 24 1.00 30 1.00 22 1.00
22–28 points 79 39 1.14(0.59–2.21) 35 0.70(0.37–1.34) 34 1.02(0.52–2.01)
29–51 points 102 36 0.73(0.38–1.41) 41 0.53(0.28–1.00) 40 0.91(0.48–1.76)
Trend    p = 0.26   p = 0.05   p = 0.74
Women        
1–21 points 81 59 1.00 50 1.00 46 1.00
22–28 points 95 55 0.78(0.48–1.26) 37 0.60(0.35–1.03) 33 0.85(0.47–1.52)
29–51 points 69 29 0.55(0.32–0.97) 26 0.62(0.34–1.12) 17 0.50(0.25–0.99)
Trend    p = 0.04   p = 0.09   p = 0.06
Both sexes        
1–21 points 126 83 1.00 80 1.00 68 1.00
22–28 points 174 94 0.90(0.61–1.33) 72 0.67(0.44–1.00) 67 0.85(0.55–1.32)
29–51 points 171 65 0.61(0.40–0.92) 67 0.60(0.39–0.91) 57 0.70(0.45–1.10)
Trend    p = 0.02   p = 0.02   p = 0.12
  1. NOTES
  2. * Based on frequency of consumption of 17 foods high in fat.
  3. † Number of subjects.
  4. ‡ Odds ratio (95% confidence interval) adjusted for age, density of cutaneous melanin at the upper inner arm, and reported usual sun exposure as an adult.