Table 4

Spearman rank order correlation coefficients (rho) between 1974 and 1989 values for selected micronutrients and for blood pressures among matched controls for breast, lung, and prostate cancer cases, Washington County, Maryland

BreastLungProstate
rho95% CIarho95% CIarho95% CIa
Micronutrients (units)
Total carotenoids (μg/dl)0.480.25–0.650.460.32–0.57
α-Carotene (μg/dl)0.480.26–0.650.25−0.13–0.570.370.22–0.51
β-Carotene (μg/dl)0.460.24–0.640.540.21–0.760.520.40–0.63
Cryptoxanthin (μg/dl)0.510.30–0.680.660.39–0.830.460.32–0.57
Lutein/zeaxanthin (μg/dl)0.460.24–0.640.460.10–0.710.440.30–0.56
Lycopene (μg/dl)0.320.07–0.530.35−0.02–0.640.350.20–0.48
α-Tocopherol (mg/dl)0.460.23–0.640.460.11–0.710.610.50–0.70
γ-Tocopherol (mg/dl)0.530.32–0.690.480.34–0.59
Retinol (μg/dl)0.350.10–0.550.580.46–0.67
Retinyl palmitate (μg/dl)0.320.08–0.530.210.04–0.37
Blood pressure
Systolic (mm Hg)0.470.22–0.630.620.32–0.800.390.24–0.51
Diastolic (mm Hg)0.380.14–0.570.470.12–0.710.410.28–0.54
  • a CI, confidence interval.