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Table 3 Mother’s water consumption habits during the first trimester of pregnancy, Camp Lejeune, 1968–1985

From: Evaluation of exposure to contaminated drinking water and specific birth defects and childhood cancers at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina: a case–control study

Maternal water usage Controls Neural tube defects Oral cleft defects Cancers*
  # % # % # % # %
Daily average glasses of tap water         
≤5 256 49.7 4 26.7 9 39.1 2 15.4
>5 259 50.3 11 73.3 14 60.9 11 84.6
Frequency mother showered or bathed         
≤7/week 390 74.1 11 73.3 17 70.8 9 69.2
8 – 13/week 43 8.2 1 6.7 3 12.5 0 0.0
≥14/week 93 17.7 3 20.0 4 16.7 4 30.8
  1. *childhood leukemia and childhood non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.