Table 3.

Associations of self-reported history of herpesvirus infections and non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Cases (n = 694)Controls (n = 694)Adjusted OR* (95% CI)Pheterogeneity
Chickenpox
    Never2161911.00
    Ever4785030.90 (0.71-1.15)0.41
Genital herpes
    Never6826791.00
    Ever12150.82 (0.38-1.77)0.62
Herpes of lips (cold sores)
    Never4144171.00
    Ever2802771.04 (0.84-1.29)0.73
Herpes at sites other than genitals or lips
    Never6796841.00
    Ever15101.53 (0.68-3.45)0.30
Herpes zoster (shingles)
    Never6206211.00
    Ever74731.02 (0.72-1.44)0.91
Infectious mononucleosis (glandular fever)
    Never6256261.00
    Ever69681.07 (0.75-1.53)0.72
  • * Adjusted for the matching variables (age as a continuous variable, sex, and geographic area) and ethnicity.