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Table 4

OR of esophageal cancer for the joint effects of amount and temperature of maté drinkinga

Maté drinking temperatureMaté drinking amount (liter/day)
0.01–0.500.51–1.0≥1.01
OR (95% CI) cases/controlsOR (95% CI) cases/controlsOR (95% CI) cases/controls
Warm/hot 1.0 (reference) 1.60 (1.05–2.44) 1.80 (1.08–3.00) 
 60/135 115/146 65/66 
Very hot 2.84 (1.06–7.66) 2.80 (1.37–5.71) 2.95 (1.30–6.74) 
 9/10 27/18 18/15 
Maté drinking temperatureMaté drinking amount (liter/day)
0.01–0.500.51–1.0≥1.01
OR (95% CI) cases/controlsOR (95% CI) cases/controlsOR (95% CI) cases/controls
Warm/hot 1.0 (reference) 1.60 (1.05–2.44) 1.80 (1.08–3.00) 
 60/135 115/146 65/66 
Very hot 2.84 (1.06–7.66) 2.80 (1.37–5.71) 2.95 (1.30–6.74) 
 9/10 27/18 18/15 
a

ORs adjusted for age, sex, urban/rural status, years of education, number of cigarettes smoked per day, smoking duration, total alcohol per day, and duration of alcohol consumption. P for the interaction between maté amount and maté temperature = 0.7.

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