Table 3

Associations of childhood and adulthood direct pesticide application with PD in positive history families.

% Exposed*


Cases, n = 91

Controls, n = 81

p for trend (GEE model 1)**

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


History of pesticide use

Ever

62.6

55.6

1.20

0.58–2.50

Never

37.4

44.4

1.00

Referent

Frequency (days/year)

0.72

>11

20.9

19.8

1.36

0.49–3.78

4–11

20.9

14.8

0.96

0.34–2.69

<4

16.5

19.8

1.07

0.40–2.89

Never

37.4

44.4

1.00

Referent

Duration (years)

0.54

>27

24.2

14.8

1.87

0.79–4.46

13–27

17.6

19.8

1.03

0.39–2.74

<13

17.6

17.3

1.33

0.44–4.04

Never

37.4

44.4

1.00

Referent

Cumulative exposure (days)

0.72

>242

22.0

13.6

1.21

0.44–3.36

60–242

17.6

19.8

0.88

0.33–2.34

<60

15.4

17.3

1.34

0.44–4.08

Never

37.4

44.4

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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