Table 2

Association between alcohol consumption and risk of adenomatous colorectal polyps

Alcohol consumption (drinks/week)aP for trend
<11–10≥10
AllN (cases/controls)122/163139/153172/120
Gender and age adjusted OR (95% CI)1 (REF)b1.11 (0.78–1.58)1.54 (1.06–2.24)0.02
Multivariate OR (95% CI)c1 (REF)1.00 (0.68–1.46)1.38 (0.93–2.07)0.07
WomenN (cases/controls)76/13569/9951/41
Age adjusted OR (95% CI)1 (REF)1.17 (0.75–1.82)2.19 (1.30–3.68)0.003
Multivariate OR (95% CI)c1 (REF)0.99 (0.61–1.60)1.81 (1.02–3.21)0.04
MenN (cases/controls)46/2870/54121/79
Age adjusted OR (95% CI)1 (REF)0.93 (0.50–1.73)1.07 (0.60–1.91)0.63
Multivariate OR (95% CI)c1 (REF)0.96 (0.50–1.85)1.12 (0.61–2.05)0.57
Alcohol consumption (drinks/week)a
<11–20≥21
Men N 47/29130/10460/28
Age adjusted OR1 (REF)0.86 (0.49–1.51)1.67 (0.85–3.30)0.04
Multivariate ORc1 (REF)0.90 (0.50–1.63)1.77 (0.86–3.64)0.04
  • a One alcoholic consumption contains ∼10 g of ethanol.

  • b REF, reference group.

  • c Adjusted for sex, age, and indication for endoscopy (complaints related, screening, other/unknown).