Table 3

ORs and 95% CIs for serum organochlorine levels (ng/g lipid) and pancreatic cancer, San Francisco Bay Area, CA, 1996–1998

Chemical (ng/g lipid)Cases n = 108Controls n = 82ORa95% CIP for trend
DDE
<850303210.08
850–188037281.50.7–3.3
≥188041222.10.9–4.7
Continuousb1.00010.998–1.0020.20
HCB
0413410.22
0.1–3225240.90.4–1.9
≥3242241.60.8–3.4
Continuousb1.010.998–1.0220.10
Total PCBs
<18527351<0.001
185–36034311.30.6–2.8
≥36047164.21.9–9.4
Continuousb1.0031.001–1.004<0.001
t-Nonachlor
0403710.22
0.1–7528250.90.5–1.9
≥7540201.70.8–3.5
Continuousb1.0061.001–1.0120.03
  • a All models adjusted for age interval (four categories), race and sex.

  • b OR for each ng/g increase in organochlorine concentration.