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Table 3 Exposure to pesticides analyzed based on the type of product used

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 Type of product Number of cases Number of control Adjusted OR 95% CI
Never exposed+ __ 143 229 __ __
Ants, carpenter ant, cockroaches spray 181 296 1.27 0.83-1.94
  fogger/powder/some other form 46 88 0.81 0.44-1.49
Bees or wasps spray 49 78 1.11 0.58-2.13
  fogger/powder/some other form 0 5 0 __
Flies or mosquitoes in your home or yard spray 29 33 2.16 0.88-5.30
  fogger/powder/some other form 2 7 < 0.001 __
Fleas or ticks in your home spray 17 30 1.85 0.60-5.68
  fogger/powder/some other form 25 46 1.4 0.57-3.43
Weeds spray 71 123 0.94 0.55-1.61
  fogger/powder/some other form 43 58 1.76 0.91-3.42
Lawn insects spray 80 113 1.2 0.70-2.03
  fogger/powder/some other form 20 26 1.99 0.81-4.86
Insects or diseases of outdoor plants spray 67 103 1.03 0.57-1.85
  fogger/powder/some other form 8 13 2.55 0.60-10.88
  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