Table 1.

Distribution of 1,294 cases of prostate cancer and 1,451 controls according to age and selected characteristics. Italy, 1991-2002

Cases
Controls
OR (95% CI)*
n (%)n (%)
Age (y)
<60219 (17.0)431 (29.7)
60-64310 (23.9)359 (24.7)
65-69419 (32.4)364 (25.1)
≥70346 (26.7)297 (20.5)
Education (y)
<7636 (49.6)844 (58.5)1
7-11384 (29.9)407 (28.2)1.5 (1.2-1.8)
≥12263 (20.5)192 (13.3)2.1 (1.7-2.6)
Family history of prostate cancer
    No1,204 (93.0)1,423 (98.1)1
    Yes90 (7.0)28 (1.9)4.0 (2.6-6.2)
Body mass index (kg/m 2)
    <23.67239 (18.5)289 (20.0)1
    23.67 to <25.51299 (23.2)289 (20.0)1.2 (1.0-1.6)
    25.51 to <27.16262 (20.3)290 (20.0)1.1 (0.8-1.4)
    27.16 to <29.07248 (19.2)289 (20.0)1.0 (0.8-1.3)
    ≥29.07242 (18.8)289 (20.0)1.0 (0.8-1.3)
Alcohol consumption †
    Never drinkers71 (5.5)72 (5.0)1
    Ex-drinkers93 (7.2)128 (8.8)0.7 (0.4-1.0)
    Current drinkers1,130 (87.3)1,251 (86.2)0.9 (0.6-1.2)
        <14 drinks/wk204 (15.8)253 (17.4)0.8 (0.5-1.2)
        14-20 drinks/wk257 (19.9)238 (16.4)1.0 (0.7-1.5)
        21-34 drinks/wk336 (26.0)383 (26.4)0.8 (0.5-1.2)
        ≥35 drinks/wk333 (25.7)374 (25.8)0.8 (0.5-1.2)
  • * Estimates from multiple logistic regression including terms for age and study center.

  • The sum does not add up to the total because of some missing values.

  • Reference category.