Table 2.

Demographic and skin cancer risk factors in association with MCV seropositivity among 300 controls

MCV seropositive
VariableTotaln%aPb
Age, y
 18–298787.5
 30–39201575.0
 40–49544277.8
 50–591047875.0
 60–69855767.1
 70–80292172.40.66
Education, y
 ≤12292172.4
 >1226719874.20.84
Sex
 Male1148271.9
 Female18613874.20.67
Smoking status
 Never smoker15011375.3
 Ever smoker14910771.80.49
Alcohol consumption
 1+ drinks in past year26018571.2
 No drinks in past year383386.80.04
Eye color
 Blue855969.4
 Green484083.3
Hazel483879.2
 Light brown352571.4
 Dark brown815567.90.27
Hair color
 Black/brown23417173.1
 Blond/red654873.80.90
Skin's reaction to repeated sun exposure
 Unable to tan221986.4
 Can tan if you work at it996969.7
 Tans easily17412773.00.28
History of blistering sunburn
 Yes20214772.8
 No957275.80.58
Ever had a job in the sun for 3+ months
 Yes815871.6
 No21615973.60.73
  • aPercentages indicate the proportion of controls that are MCV seropositive versus MCV seronegative in a given row.

  • bχ2 P value.