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Table 4 Associations of alcohol consumption and dietary habits with lung cancer histology in 1052 patients

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 (%) Adjusted ORc 95% CI
NSCLC SCLC
Alcohol a
Never 349 (33.2) 42 (4.0) 1.00  
Ever 602 (57.2) 59 (5.5) 1.48 0.97–2.24
Preserved/fried food b
Occasional (<1 serving/day) 700 (66.5) 68 (6.5) 1.00  
Frequent (≥1 serving/day) 251 (23.9) 33 (3.1) 0.50 0.33–0.76
Fruits/vegetables b
Occasional (<1 serving/day) 630 (59.9) 37 (3.5) 1.00  
Frequent (≥1 serving/day) 321 (30.5) 64 (6.1) 0.62 0.41–0.95
Meat b
Occasional (<1 serving/day) 848 (80.6) 93 (8.8) 1.00  
Frequent (≥1 serving/day) 103 (9.8) 8 (0.8) 0.93 0.46–1.88
  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
  3. b Occasional consumer: <1 serving/day; frequent consumer: ≥1 serving/day
  4. c Adjusted for age at diagnosis and smoking status, using SCLC as the reference