Table 5.

Results for maternal intake of cured meat with low vitamin C intake or absence of multivitamin use from a case-control study of medulloblastoma/PNET in children ages 0 to 6 years

Cured meat, vitamin C, and multivitamin combinationPericonception
Midpregnancy
nCrude OR (95% CI)PAdjusted* OR (95% CI)PnCrude OR (95% CI)PAdjusted* OR (95% CI)P
Top half of cured meats/no multivitamins
    No1.01.01.01.0
    Yes2211.1 (0.8-1.5)0.561.1 (0.8-1.7)0.50290.7 (0.3-1.5)0.340.8 (0.3-2.0)0.64
Top quartile of cured meats/no multivitamins
    No1.01.01.01.0
    Yes1230.9 (0.6-1.3)0.610.9 (0.6-1.5)0.82180.5 (0.2-1.3)0.160.6 (0.2-1.9)0.34
Top half of cured meats/bottom half of vitamin C
    No1.01.01.01.0
    Yes1511.1 (0.8-1.6)0.511.2 (0.8-1.9)0.391531.3 (0.9-1.8)0.231.5 (1.0-2.3)0.08
Top quartile of cured meats/bottom quartile of vitamin C
    No1.01.01.01.0
    Yes551.0 (0.6-1.7)0.891.1 (0.6-2.1)0.85640.9 (0.5-1.5)0.601.1 (0.6-2.1)0.75
  • * Adjusted for mother's race, date of interview, child's age at interview, income, number of cigarettes smoked per day, and maternal weight gain (yes/no) because of pregnancy nausea/vomiting.