Table 4.

Associations of self-reported infectious disease history with non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Cases (n = 694)Controls (n = 694)Adjusted OR* (95% CI)Pheterogeneity
Measles
    Never1671541.00
    Ever5275401.03 (0.79-1.34)0.83
Otitis media
    Never5135171.00
    Ever1811771.07 (0.84-1.37)0.58
Vaginal thrush (women)
    Never1751591.00
    Ever1151380.77 (0.54-1.08)0.13
Rheumatic fever
    Never6706741.00
    Ever24201.24 (0.68-2.27)0.49
Meningitis
    Never6846811.00
    Ever10130.78 (0.34-1.81)0.57
Tuberculosis
    Never6866901.00
    Ever841.86 (0.55-6.29)0.30
Hepatitis B
    Never6846821.00
    Ever10120.80 (0.34-1.88)0.61
Hepatitis C
    Never6876891.00
    Ever751.48 (0.47-4.72)0.50
Other hepatitis
    Never6606621.00
    Ever34321.07 (0.65-1.77)0.78
Gastric or duodenal ulcer
    Never6366271.00
    Ever58670.84 (0.58-1.22)0.37
Diarrhea lasting >1 month
    Never6756751.00
    Ever19191.02 (0.53-1.96)0.95
Malaria
    Never6786831.00
    Ever16111.40 (0.64-3.07)0.39
Amoebic dysentery
    Never6906881.00
    Ever460.66 (0.18-2.37)0.52
Other tropical infectious disease
    Never6866821.00
    Ever7110.60 (0.23-1.57)0.29
One or more tropical infectious disease
    Never6696661.00
    Ever24280.81 (0.46-1.43)0.47
  • * Adjusted for the matching variables (age as a continuous variable, sex, and geographic area) and ethnicity.

  • Excluding one case and one control who gave nonspecific descriptions of the disease.

  • Malaria, amoebic dysentery, or other tropical infectious disease (mainly dengue virus and Ross River virus), including one control who reported malaria and another nonspecific tropical disease and excluding one case who reported a nonspecific tropical disease only.