Table 3

Adjusted hazard ratios for lymphoid malignancy and all malignancies (excluding lymphoid malignancy)
Variable Adjusted HRafor lymphoid malignancy (95%CI) Pvalue Adjusted HRafor all malignancies (95%CI) Pvalue
Herpes zoster
No Reference Reference
Yes 1.68 (1.35-2.42) 0.0026 1.00 (0.91-1.05) 0.872
Charlson comorbidity indexb
No Reference Reference
Yes 2.33 (1.66-3.27) <0.0001 2.92 (2.75-3.11) <0.0001
Income category (monthly)
≤ USD 800 Reference Reference
> USD 800 0.58 (0.36-0.93) 0.023 0.63 (0.58-0.68) <0.0001

aHR: Hazard ratio. Adjusted by Charlson comorbidity index, time-dependent covariate for herpes zoster group, and income category.

bPresence of any comorbidities listed in Charlson comorbidity index.

Liu et al.

Liu et al. BMC Cancer 2012 12:503   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-12-503

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