Table 1.

Selected characteristics of NHL cases (N= 464)and controls (N= 534) among Connecticut women

CasesControls
N (%)N (%)
Age (years) (χ2 = 1.22, P = 0.75)
    <55139 (30.0)159 (29.8)
    55–64107 (23.1)110 (20.6)
    65–74125 (26.9)147 (27.5)
    ≥7593 (20.0)118 (22.1)
Race (χ2 = 3.37, P = 0.50)
    White447 (96.3)507 (94.9)
    Black/AA12 (2.6)14 (2.6)
    Other5 (1.1)13 (2.4)
Education (χ2 = 5.75, P = 0.06)
    High School or less184 (39.7)198 (37.1)
    Some College158 (34.1)159 (29.8)
    College Graduate or more122 (26.3)177 (33.2)
BMI (kg/m2) (χ2 = 3.83, P = 0.15)
    <25232 (50.0)300 (56.2)
    25–29.99152 (32.8)152 (28.5)
    ≥3080 (17.2)82 (15.4)
Family history (χ2 = 5.23, P = 0.07)
    No cancer among first degree relatives96 (20.7)128 (24.0)
    NHL9 (1.9)3 (0.6)
    Other cancer359 (77.4)403 (75.5)
Alcohol (χ2 = 1.28, P = 0.26)
    Nondrinker167 (36.0)174 (32.6)
    Drinker297 (64.0)360 (67.4)
Blood transfusion (χ2 = 0.84, P = 0.36)
    Never342 (73.7)407 (76.2)
    Ever122 (26.3)127 (23.8)