Table 2.

Alcohol type and risk of ovarian cancer compared with nondrinkers

Alcohol (drinks)Cases (%)Controls (%)Adjusted ORa95% CIAdjusted ORb95% CI
Nondrinkersc32.823.81.0cReference1.0cReference
Wine
    Noned13.79.71.130.77–1.671.200.77–1.91
    <1/wk30.037.30.640.48–0.860.680.48–0.96
    1–6/wk17.119.50.720.50–1.000.770.51–1.19
    ≥1/day6.59.80.530.34–0.830.560.33–0.93
P = 0.01eP = 0.01e
Beer
    Noned37.442.80.720.54–0.951.210.77–1.91
    <1/wk17.018.50.760.54–1.071.280.78–2.10
    1–6/wk8.811.30.590.39–0.890.940.55–1.61
    ≥1/day4.23.70.830.46–1.511.260.65–2.46
P = 0.8eP = 0.5e
Sherry/spirits
    Noned21.322.70.740.54–1.021.210.77–1.91
    <1/wk29.233.20.720.54–0.961.160.75–1.80
    1–6/wk11.614.40.670.46–0.971.080.64–1.82
    ≥1/day5.26.00.680.40–1.141.070.59–1.95
P = 0.6eP = 0.5e
  • a OR adjusted for age (in years), age squared, level of education, BMI, smoking status (never, past, or current), duration of OC use, parity, and caffeine intake (quintiles).

  • b OR also adjusted for consumption of other types of alcohol (none, <1/week, 1–6/week, or ≥1/day).

  • c Reference category for calculation of ORs but excluded from trend tests.

  • d Women who did not drink that type of alcohol but who did drink other types of alcohol.

  • e Trend tests calculated after excluding nondrinkers.