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Table 2 Exposure to pesticides based on who applied the product

From: Self-reported exposure to pesticides in residential settings and risk of breast cancer: a case-control study

Types of pesticides used for the following pests Who applied these products Number of cases Number of control Adjusted OR* 95% CI
Never exposed+ __ 143 229 __ __
Ants, carpenter ant, cockroaches Study participant 120 205 1.25 0.79-1.98
  Another from the same household/professional 109 108 1.06 0.65-1.73
Bees or wasps Study participant 22 41 0.73 0.31-1.72
  Another from the same household/professional 27 42 1.66 0.70-3.94
Flies or mosquitoes in your home or yard Study participant 19 28 2.01 0.71-5.66
  Another from the same household/professional 13 12 1.66 0.42-6.62
Fleas or ticks in your home Study participant 27 41 1.52 0.58-3.93
  Another from the same household/professional 15 36 1.59 0.57-4.44
Weeds Study participant 12 18 1.2 0.40-3.58
  Another from the same household/professional 104 164 1.21 0.75-1.97
Lawn insects Study participant 11 7 2.68 0.72-9.92
  Another from the same household/professional 89 133 1.22 0.73-2.04
Insects or diseases of outdoor plants Study participant 18 17 2.55 0.81-8.00
  Another from the same household/professional 57 99 0.95 0.52-1.74
  1. * Adjusted for age at the time of diagnosis, race, religion, level of education, family history of breast cancer, body mass index, age at menopause and age at menarche.
  2. + The never exposed category included persons who reported not being exposed to the pesticides.
  3. CI, confidence interval; OR, odds ratio