Table 1

ORs for ovarian cancer associated with frequency of consumption of various types of dairy products

Dairy productNo. of cases (%) (n = 563)No. of controls (%) (n = 523)Adjusteda OR(95% CI)
Cream cheese (1 oz)
Never or < monthly244 (44.4)228 (45.0)1.0
1–4 times/mon244 (44.4)234 (46.2)1.06(0.82–1.38)
2–7 times/wk60 (10.9)44 (8.7)1.36(0.87–2.13)
> once/day1 (0.2)1 (0.2)0.79(0.04–14.92)
Cottage or ricotta cheese (1/2 cup)
Never or < monthly289 (52.3)248 (48.6)1.0
1–4 times/mon220 (39.8)219 (42.9)0.92(0.71–1.19)
2–7 times/wk44 (8.0)43 (8.4)1.04(0.65–1.66)
Ice cream (1/2 cup)
Never or < monthly157 (28.6)143 (27.9)1.0
1–4 times/mon295 (53.6)290 (56.5)0.93(0.70–1.24)
2–7 times/wk93 (16.9)78 (15.2)1.06(0.72–1.56)
> once/day5 (0.9)2 (0.4)2.14(0.39–11.70)
Sherbet or ice milk (1/2 cup)
Never or < monthly378 (69.4)364 (71.2)1.0
1–4 times/mon141 (25.9)125 (24.5)1.09(0.82–1.46)
2–7 times/wk25 (4.6)22 (4.3)1.14(0.63–2.09)
Skim or low fat milk (8-oz glass)
Never or < monthly174 (31.8)153 (29.8)1.0
1–4 times/mon92 (16.8)72 (14.0)1.21(0.82–1.78)
2–7 times/wk200 (36.6)220 (42.8)0.81(0.60–1.09)
> once/day81 (14.8)69 (13.4)1.10(0.74–1.64)
Whole milk (8 oz glass)
Never or < monthly364 (67.0)344 (67.7)1.0
1–4 times/mon78 (14.4)71 (14.0)0.98(0.68–1.41)
2–7 times/wk84 (15.5)71 (14.0)1.05(0.73–1.51)
> once/day17 (3.1)22 (4.3)0.64(0.32–1.26)
Yogurt (1 cup)
Never or < monthly264 (48.0)215 (42.0)1.0
1–4 times/mon171 (31.1)168 (32.8)0.87(0.65–1.17)
2–7 times/wk112 (20.4)125 (24.4)0.75(0.54–1.04)
> once/day3 (0.6)4 (0.8)0.85(0.18–4.0)
  • a Adjusted for age (<50, ≥50), parity (0, 1–2, >2), education (≤12, >12), OC use (<3 mon, ≥3 mon), religion (Jewish, non-Jewish), and total calories.