Table 1

Associations of childhood and adulthood direct pesticide application with PD.

% Exposed*


Cases, n = 319

Controls, n = 296

p for trend (GEE model 1)**

OR and 95% CI (GEE model 2)**


History of pesticide use

Ever

62.7

49.7

1.61

1.13–2.29

Never

37.3

50.3

1.00

Referent

Frequency (days/year)

0.0017

>10

23.5

13.5

2.07

1.26–3.42

4–10

16.9

13.5

1.41

0.82–2.41

<4

18.8

18.9

1.36

0.85–2.18

Never

37.3

50.3

1.00

Referent

Duration (years)

0.013

>26

21.9

12.8

1.87

1.16–3.00

11–26

18.2

18.9

1.35

0.84–2.19

<11

18.2

14.2

1.68

1.01–2.80

Never

37.3

50.3

1.00

Referent

Cumulative exposure (days)

0.0023

>215

21.6

12.2

2.37

1.42–3.94

45–215

18.2

16.2

1.28

0.78–2.11

<45

15.4

14.5

1.43

0.84–2.42

Never

37.3

50.3

1.00

Referent


*Column totals may not sum to 100 due to rounding or missing data.

**GEE model adjusted for AAE, sex, cigarette smoking, and caffeine consumption.

Hancock et al. BMC Neurology 2008 8:6   doi:10.1186/1471-2377-8-6

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