Table 5

Sensitivity analysis to examine potential influence of cachexia on OR estimates; ORs and 95% CIs for total PCB concentration in serum for pancreatic cancer cases and controls, San Francisco Bay Area, CA, 1996–1998a

Total PCBs (ng/g lipid)No bioconcentration in cases10% bioconcentration in cases25% bioconcentration in cases40% bioconcentration in cases
ORb95% CIP trendORb95% CIP trendORb95% CIP trendORb95% CIP trend
  • a Based on models assuming 0, 10, 25, and 40% bioconcentration in cases.

  • b All models adjusted for age interval (four categories), sex, and race.

  • c P value for categorical trend test.

  • d OR for each ng/g increase in PCB concentration.