Table 9

Odds ratios of risk factors stratified by educational attainment
Risk factor Educational attainment
Elementary school Secondary school College
Smoking* 1.066 (1.053–1.80) 1.050 (1.026–1.075) 1.030 (0.994–1.068)
Use of nasal snuff* 1.008 (1.0–1.018) 0.84 (0.17–4.08) 0.985 (0.948–1.023)
Exposure to asbestos* 1.023 (1.002–1.044) 1.017 (0.959–1.078) 0.867 (0.648–1.161)
Exposure to hardwood dust* 1.040 (1.021–1.059) 1.004 (0.875–1.153) 0.955 (0.738–1.235)
Exposure to solvents* 1.017 (1.005–1.029) 1.00 (0.962–1.04) 1.042 (0.994–1.068)
Domestic use of insecticides (ever) 1.21 (0.77–1.90) 1.61 (0.66–3.91) 3.86 (1.53–9.70)
Use of nasal lavage/nasal sprays* 1.003 (0.968–1.039) 1.052 (0.990–1.117) 0.968 (0.882–1.062)

* Per 1 year of exposure to asbestos, hardwood dust, organic solvents, per 1 pack-year of cigarettes, 1 package-year of nasal snuff, 1 month of use of nasal lavage/spray for 1 year.

Adjustments for age, community size and for all other risk factors (duration of exposure or pack-years/package-years respectively, if appropriate).

Greiser et al.

Greiser et al. BMC Cancer 2012 12:506   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-12-506

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