Table 3.

RR and 95% CI of OPLs, by type of alcoholic beverage consumed, cumulative average intake from 1986 to 2002

RR (95% CI) by category of alcohol intake from specific beverages
RR (95% CI) with additional 12.5 g/d (∼1 drink)P value, test for trend
0 g/d0.1-9.9 g/d≥10 g/d
Wine
    Median intake (g/d)01.614.9
    Cases of OPL (n)741097
    Person-years202,640400,72840,664
1.01.32 (0.89-1.96)1.37 (0.73-2.56)1.17 (0.88-1.56)0.27
Beer
    Median intake (g/d)01.812.8
    Cases of OPL (n)5510531
    Person-years231,236346,05465,096
1.01.01 (0.69-1.49)1.46 (0.89-2.41)1.20 (1.02-1.41)0.02
Liquor
    Median intake (g/d)01.717.0
    Cases of OPL (n)589639
    Person-years265,952285,06492,638
1.01.29 (0.88-1.89)1.26 (0.79-2.01)1.16 (1.00-1.34)0.05
  • NOTE: Risks are adjusted for intake of other types of alcoholic beverages and the covariates listed in Table 2. The alcohol content per serving is ∼12.8 g for regular beer (12 oz can or bottle), 11.3 g for light beer, 11.0 g for wine (4 oz glass), and 14.0 g for liquor (shot).