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Table 3 Adjusted risk of lung cancer death in relation to levels of alcohol consumption and dietary habits in Chinese men according to histologic subtypes

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

Component NSCLC SCLC
No. of cases Adjusted HRc 95% CI No. of cases Adjusted HRc 95% CI
Alcohol a
Never 349 1.00   42 1.00  
Ever 602 0.83 0.70–0.98 59 0.52 0.28–0.96
Occasional 265 0.74 0.62–0.90 24 0.63 0.31–1.29
Frequent 337 0.84 0.70–1.02 35 1.37 0.66–2.79
Preserved/fried food b
Occasional 700 1.00   68 1.00  
Frequent 251 1.21 1.00–1.45 33 1.12 0.62–2.05
Fruits/vegetables b
Occasional 630 1.00   37 1.00  
Frequent 321 0.93 0.78–1.11 64 0.74 0.41–1.34
Meat b
Occasional 848 1.00   93 1.00  
Frequent 103 1.19 0.92–1.58 8 0.73 0.31–1.73
  1. OR odds ratio, CI confidence interval, NSCLC non-small cell lung cancer, SCLC small cell lung cancer
  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