Table 2.

Association of recent red and white wine consumption and breast cancer risk

Wine type
Cases (n = 6,327)
Controls (n = 7,558)
OR (95% CI)*,
Drinks per weekNo. (%)No. (%)
Red wine
    Nondrinkers1,122 (18)1,379 (18)1
    <12,145 (34)2,502 (33)1.03 (0.94-1.12)
    1-3.4738 (12)885 (12)0.94 (0.83-1.06)
    3.5-6.998 (2)119 (2)0.91 (0.69-1.21)
    7-13.9124 (2)133 (2)1.17 (0.90-1.51)
    ≥1428 (<1)24 (<1)1.27 (0.73-2.22)
    Ptrend0.99
    1-drink increase1.00 (0.98-1.01)
White wine
    Nondrinkers1,122 (18)1,379 (18)1
    <12,145 (34)2,587 (34)0.98 (0.90-1.07)
    1-3.4880 (14)997 (13)1.06 (0.94-1.19)
    3.5-6.9161 (3)143 (2)1.40 (1.10-1.78)
    7-13.9103 (2)137 (2)0.90 (0.69-1.18)
    ≥1440 (1)34 (<1)1.37 (0.86-2.19)
    Ptrend0.34
    1-drink increase1.02 (1.00-1.04)
  • * Adjusted for age, state, family history of breast cancer, age at menarche, age at first birth, parity, menopausal status, age at menopause, postmenopausal hormone use, body mass index, education, and total alcohol consumption (minus red or white wine consumption).

  • For the test of the interaction wine type (red versus white, continuous) P = 0.60.