Table 1.

OR for HCC and corresponding 95% CI by selected sociodemographic variables (229 cases and 431 controls); Italy, 1999-2002

Cases
Controls
OR (95% CI)
n (%)n (%)
Gender
    Men183 (79.9)292 (67.7)
    Women46 (20.1)139 (32.3)
Age group (y)
    40-5419 (8.3)89 (20.7)
    55-6467 (29.3)119 (27.6)
    65-74106 (46.3)155 (36.0)
    ≥7537 (16.2)68 (15.8)
Study area
    Pordenone105 (45.9)249 (57.8)
    Naples124 (54.2)182 (42.2)
Place of birth
    North and Center94 (41.1)225 (52.2)1*
    South and Islands135 (58.9)206 (47.8)1.42 (0.71-2.87)
Education (y)
    <7153 (66.8)245 (56.8)1*
    7-1160 (26.2)96 (22.3)1.07 (0.71-1.61)
    ≥1216 (7.0)90 (20.9)0.31 (0.17-0.57)
    χ12 for trend10.28, P < 0.01
Occupation
    White collar54 (23.7)144 (33.5)1*
    Blue collar126 (55.3)198 (46.1)1.17 (0.74-1.84)
    Farmer24 (10.5)27 (6.3)1.71 (0.84-3.47)
    Housewife24 (10.5)61 (14.2)1.13 (0.51-2.49)
  • NOTE: OR and 95% CI were adjusted for gender, age, center, and education, when appropriate.

  • * Reference category.

  • Sums may not add up to the total because of some missing values.