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Table 3 ORs and 95%CI of sarcoma by ICD-IX code1 and levels of exposure, both sexes

From: Sarcoma risk and dioxin emissions from incinerators and industrial plants: a population-based case-control study (Italy)

  Average exposure (fgr/m3)  
ICD-IX code <4
Cases/Controls
OR (95% CI)
4–6
Cases/Controls
OR (95% CI)
≥ 6
Cases/Controls
OR (95% CI)
χ 1 2 for trend
ICD-IX 171
(Cases/Controls: 81/190)
25/80
1*
39/93
1.35
(0.73 – 2.48)
17/17
3.27
(1.35 – 7.93)
5.89
(p = 0.0152)
ICD-IX 173
(Cases/Controls: 17/43)
5/12
1*
10/20
0,04
(0.31 – 4.71)
2/11
0.34
(0.03 – 3.43)
0.51
(p = 0.4758)
ICD-IX 158
(Cases/Controls: 21/49)
6/14
1*
12/27
1.06
(0.33 – 3.43)
3/8
0.8
(0.14 – 4.45)
0.03
(p = 0.8625)
Visceral sites
(Cases/Controls: 53/123)
19/55
1*
22/52
1.24
(0.60 – 2.55)
12/16
2.45
(0.96 – 6.28)
3.02
(p = 0.0823)
  1. * Reference category
  2. 1ICD-IX 171: malignant neoplasm of connective and other soft tissue;
  3. ICD-IX 173: malignant neoplasm of skin (other than melanoma of skin, Kaposi's sarcoma and skin of genital organs);
  4. ICD-IX 158: malignant neoplasm of retroperitoneum and peritoneum.