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Table 2 Risk of lung cancer death in Chinese men in relation to the levels of alcohol consumption and dietary habits

From: Prognostic value of alcohol consumption and some other dietary habits for survival in a cohort of Chinese men with lung cancer

Component No. of cases Unadjusted HR 95% CI Adjusted HRc 95% CI
Alcohol a
Never 391 1.00   1.00  
Ever 661 0.85 0.74–0.98 0.83 0.70–0.98
Occasional 289 0.83 0.71–0.97 0.82 0.68–0.97
Frequent 372 0.96 0.81–1.13 0.91 0.73–1.14
Preserved/fried food b
Occasional 768 1.00   1.00  
Frequent 284 1.06 0.91–1.23 1.20 1.00–1.42
Fruits/vegetables b
Occasional 667 1.00   1.00  
Frequent 385 1.00 0.87–1.15 0.86 0.72–1.02
Meat b
Occasional 941 1.00   1.00  
Frequent 111 1.11 0.89–1.38 1.27 0.98–1.64
  1. HR hazard ratio, CI confidence interval
  2. a Ever consumer: consumed alcoholic beverages in the year before cancer diagnosis; this group includes occasional and frequent consumer groups. Occasional consumer: 1–3 days/week; frequent consumer: ≥4 days/week
  3. b Occasional consumer: <1 serving/day; frequent consumer: ≥1 serving/day
  4. c Adjusted for district of residence, age at diagnosis, body mass index, cancer history in first-degree relatives, education level, family income, stage at diagnosis, smoking status, smoking pack-years, and treatment