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Table 5.

Galactose consumption and testicular cancer

Quartile (g/mo)Complete study
Seminoma
Nonseminoma
CasesControlsRR* (95% CI)CasesControlsRR (95% CI)CasesControlsRR (95% CI)
Consumption at age 17 y (index persons)           
    ≤81 39 145 1.00 20 129 1.00 19 114 1.00 
    [81-168] 42 146 1.02 (0.60-1.72) 26 138 1.26 (0.66-2.42) 16 124 0.68 (0.31-1.49) 
    [168-254] 42 146 1.03 (0.61-1.73) 28 134 1.59 (0.82-3.06) 14 131 0.46 (0.20-1.04) 
    [254+] 69 146 1.46 (0.89-2.39) 49 136 2.68 (1.44-4.99) 20 136 0.55 (0.25-1.19) 
    Unknown  77 214  47 188  30 177  
    RR per 200 g/mo    1.33 (0.99-1.78)   2.01 (1.41-2.86)   0.62 (0.38-1.02) 
    RR per 200 g/mo    1.32 (0.97-1.78)   2.02 (1.41-2.91)   0.58 (0.35-0.97) 
Consumption at age 17 y (mothers)§           
    ≤138 26 56 1.00 14 51 1.00 12 54  
    [138-245] 34 56 1.28 (0.64-2.57) 21 53 1.40 (0.57-3.40) 13 52 1.43 (0.53-3.86) 
    [245-318] 20 56 0.73 (0.34-1.55) 55 0.56 (0.20-1.59) 12 55 0.92 (0.33-2.54) 
    [318+] 33 56 1.36 (0.66-2.79) 23 55 2.36 (0.94-5.97) 10 52 0.79 (0.28-2.23) 
    Unknown  55 89  38 87  17 83  
    RR per 200 g/mo    1.19 (0.80-1.78)   1.54 (0.93-2.56)   0.92 (0.51-1.66) 
    RR per 200 g/mo    1.20 (0.79-1.83)   1.58 (0.92-2.72)   0.93 (0.51-1.68) 
Quartile (g/mo)Complete study
Seminoma
Nonseminoma
CasesControlsRR* (95% CI)CasesControlsRR (95% CI)CasesControlsRR (95% CI)
Consumption at age 17 y (index persons)           
    ≤81 39 145 1.00 20 129 1.00 19 114 1.00 
    [81-168] 42 146 1.02 (0.60-1.72) 26 138 1.26 (0.66-2.42) 16 124 0.68 (0.31-1.49) 
    [168-254] 42 146 1.03 (0.61-1.73) 28 134 1.59 (0.82-3.06) 14 131 0.46 (0.20-1.04) 
    [254+] 69 146 1.46 (0.89-2.39) 49 136 2.68 (1.44-4.99) 20 136 0.55 (0.25-1.19) 
    Unknown  77 214  47 188  30 177  
    RR per 200 g/mo    1.33 (0.99-1.78)   2.01 (1.41-2.86)   0.62 (0.38-1.02) 
    RR per 200 g/mo    1.32 (0.97-1.78)   2.02 (1.41-2.91)   0.58 (0.35-0.97) 
Consumption at age 17 y (mothers)§           
    ≤138 26 56 1.00 14 51 1.00 12 54  
    [138-245] 34 56 1.28 (0.64-2.57) 21 53 1.40 (0.57-3.40) 13 52 1.43 (0.53-3.86) 
    [245-318] 20 56 0.73 (0.34-1.55) 55 0.56 (0.20-1.59) 12 55 0.92 (0.33-2.54) 
    [318+] 33 56 1.36 (0.66-2.79) 23 55 2.36 (0.94-5.97) 10 52 0.79 (0.28-2.23) 
    Unknown  55 89  38 87  17 83  
    RR per 200 g/mo    1.19 (0.80-1.78)   1.54 (0.93-2.56)   0.92 (0.51-1.66) 
    RR per 200 g/mo    1.20 (0.79-1.83)   1.58 (0.92-2.72)   0.93 (0.51-1.68) 
*

All RR estimates and 95% CIs are based on the matched evaluation and are adjusted for highest professional degree and self-reported height 1 year before interview.

Based on all food items containing galactose (soft cheese, cheese, yoghurt, milk, low-fat milk, cacao, butter, and cream).

RR estimates and 95% CIs are based on the matched evaluation and are adjusted for highest professional degree, self-reported height 1 year before interview, history of familial testicular cancer, and history of cryptorchidism.

§

Based on the items milk, low-fat milk, cacao, soft cheese, and yoghurt.

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