Table 4.

Relation between the combined intake of folate and alcohol and the risk of prostate cancer. Italy, 1991-2002

Level of intakeCasesControlsOR (95% CI)*
Low folate, high alcohol1071011
All other combinations1,1221,2530.72 (0.52-0.99)
High folate, low alcohol65970.46 (0.29-0.75)
  • Folate intake was divided in quintiles and alcohol intake in tertiles.

  • * Estimates from unconditional logistic regression models adjusted for age, study center, education, body mass index, smoking habit, family history of prostate cancer, and nonalcohol energy intake.

  • Reference category.