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Table 3 Frequencies and adjusted odds ratios of diet effects on acute leukemia risk

From: Cured meat, vegetables, and bean-curd foods in relation to childhood acute leukemia risk: A population based case-control study

  2–5 years old 2–20 years old
  Cases Controls   Cases Controls  
Consumption of food (n = 50) (n = 118) OR (95% CI)a (n = 145) (n = 370) OR (95% CI)a
Cured meat/fish       
   Rare or occasional 34 90 1.00 94 282 1.00
   Frequent 16 28 1.52 (0.75–3.09) 51 88 1.74 (1.15–2.64) c
Pickled vegetables       
   Rare or occasional 44 103 1.00 124 322 1.00
   Frequent 6 15 1.07 (0.41–2.79) 20 48 1.10 (0.62–1.93)
Bean-curd food       
   Rare or occasional 17 21 1.00 34 53 1.00
   Frequent 33 97 0.47 (0.22–0.99) b 111 317 0.55 (0.34–0.89) b
Vegetables       
   Rare or occasional 27 39 1.00 57 97 1.00
   Frequent 23 79 0.44 (0.22–0.85) b 88 273 0.55 (0.37–0.83) c
Fruits       
   Rare or occasional 29 46 1.00 75 178 1.00
   Frequent 21 72 0.53 (0.28–1.01) 70 192 0.86 (0.58–1.26)
Tea       
   No 34 80 1.00 100 237 1.00
   Yes 16 38 0.98 (0.49–1.95) 45 133 0.80 (0.53–1.22)
  1. aOdds ratios and 95% confidence intervals derived from logistic regression adjusted for age and sex
  2. bp < 0.05; cp < 0.01