Table 3.

RRs of adult brain tumor subtypes associated with birth weight by gestational age, birth length, and head circumference stratified by sex

Adjusted RRa
Cases (men/women)MenWomen
Glioma
Birth weight by gestational age
 SGA28/250.84 (0.55–1.29)1.03 (0.65–1.63)
 AGA238/2091 (ref.)1 (ref.)
 LGA42/201.44 (0.99–2.09)0.74 (0.45–1.23)
Head circumference (cm)
 20–3223/261.12 (0.69–1.80)0.97 (0.60–1.58)
 33–3493/1170.94 (0.71–1.24)1.08 (0.82–1.43)
 35-36145/971 (ref.)1 (ref.)
 37-4547/140.99 (0.70–1.40)1.00 (0.56–1.85)
Birth length (cm)
 40–4983/861.26 (0.93–1.71)0.81 (0.60–1.78)
 50–52152/1421 (ref.)1 (ref.)
 53-6273/261.04 (0.76–1.42)0.97 (0.61–1.52)
Meningioma
Birth weight by gestational age
 SGA2/60.55 (0.12–2.47)0.79 (0.32–1.95)
 AGA40/581 (ref.)1 (ref.)
 LGA7/90.85 (0.35–2.08)1.02 (0.45–2.31)
Head circumference (cm)
 20–320/6.0.66 (0.26–1.69)
 33–3415/301.27 (0.63–2.57)0.84 (0.49–1.45)
 35–3619/321 (ref.)1 (ref.)
 37–4515/52.48 (1.22–5.08)1.00 (0.37–2.68)
Birth length (cm)
 40–498/301.01 (0.43–2.36)1.58 (0.90–2.77)
 50–5225/311 (ref.)1 (ref.)
 53–6216/121.29 (0.65–2.57)1.89 (0.90–3.96)
Neuroma
Birth weight by gestational age
 SGA9/62.60 (1.11–6.10)2.33 (0.85–6.40)
 AGA33/261 (ref.)1 (ref.)
 LGA5/51.15 (0.40–3.27)1.57 (0.53–4.64)
Head circumference (cm)
 20–321/30.29 (0.04–2.27)0.75 (0.19–2.92)
 33–3418/181.27 (0.63–2.57)1.18 (0.56–2.49)
 35–3617/141 (ref.)1 (ref.)
 37–4511/22.51 (1.13–5.59)0.85 (0.18–3.91)
Birth length (cm)
 40–4912/120.88 (0.40–1.94)0.66 (0.29–1.50)
 50–5227/211 (ref.)1 (ref.)
 53–628/40.60 (0.25–1.45)0.85 (0.27–2.73)
  • aAdjusted for sex, maternal and paternal age, maternal birthplace, birth cohort, parental socioeconomic index at birth, subject birth weight by gestational age, head circumference, and birth length.