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Table 3 Population attributable risks (PAR) and their confidence intervals (95 % CI) for oral cavity cancer associated with all risk factors, overall, by subsite, gender and age. ICARE study

From: Population attributable risks of oral cavity cancer to behavioral and medical risk factors in France: results of a large population-based case–control study, the ICARE study

   PAR (95 % CI)a
Oral cavity overall 92.8 % (88.3–95.6)
 By subsite Base of tongue 89.9 % (71.6–96.4)
  Mobile tongue 88.1 % (72.4–94.9)
  Gums 78.5 % (15.2–94.6)
  Floor of mouth 98.0 % (91.4–99.5)
  Soft palate 96.8 % (86.3–99.3)
  Other parts of the mouth 97.5 % (86.9–99.5)
 By gender Male 94.3 % (88.4–97.2)
  Female 74.1 % (47.0–87.3)
 By age <45 94.3 % (59.4–99.2)
  45–60 93.7 % (87.3–96.9)
  >60 92.4 % (84.2–96.4)
  1. aLogistic model adjusted for age, gender, area of residence, education level, tobacco and alcohol consumption, BMI 2 years before the interview, family history of head and neck cancer, history of candidiasis and tea consumption