Table 3

Age- and sex-adjusted relative risks for myeloma and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma among subjects with allergic conditions.

Myeloma

non-Hodgkin's



Exposure

Ne

No

RR

95% CI

Ne

No

RR

95% CI



Asthma, hay fever or hives

10

58

0.7

(0.4–1.4)

22

83

1.1

(0.7–1.8)

Hay fever

10

62

0.9

(0.5–1.7)

21

87

1.3

(0.8–2.2)

Asthma

0

75

-

0

11

-

Hives

1

67

0.5

(0.1–3.9)

1

10

0.4

(0.0–2.6)

Eczema*

3

67

0.6

(0.2–2.0)

8

87

1.3

(0.6–2.6)

Eczema during childhood

1

69

0.5

(0.1–3.7)

6

89

2.3

(1.0–5.3)

Allergic conditions**

12

55

0.7

(0.4–1.4)

27

69

1.3

(0.8–2.0)


Ne = No. of exposed cases, No = No. of unexposed cases.

* At least one positive answer for eczema during childhood or allergic eczema.

** At least one positive answer for asthma, hay fever, eczema during childhood or allergic eczema.

Söderberg et al. BMC Public Health 2004 4:51   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-4-51

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