TableĀ 3

Case-control study on pleural mesothelioma in the Casale Monferrato area

Exposed family membersCasesControlsORadj (95% CI)CasesControlsORc (95% CI)
N (%)N (%)N (%)N (%)
Father and/or mother19 (9.5)21 (6.0)2.6 (1.3 to 5.5)17 (9.4)19 (5.6)3.1 (1.4 to 6.5)
Spouse14 (7.0)8 (2.3)2.6 (0.9 to 7.5)12 (6.7)8 (2.4)2.2 (0.7 to 6.8)
Other9 (4.5)7 (2.0)2.2 (0.7 to 7.1)7 (3.9)6 (1.8)2.5 (0.7 to 8.8)
Any family members38 (19.0)35 (10.1)2.2 (1.2 to 4.0)33 (18.3)32 (9.4)2.4 (1.3 to 4.4)
No family members/cohabitants occupationally exposed to asbestos162 (81.0)313 (90.0)1 (ref)147 (81.7)307 (90.6)1 (ref)
  • Risk of mesothelioma in relation to occupational asbestos exposure of family members (having vs not having an exposed family member)

  • The models are adjusted for age, sex, type of interview. The reference category corresponds to subjects with no family members occupationally exposed to asbestos.

  • ORc: OR in the stratum of subjects with no occupation in the AC industry.

  • ORadj: OR adjusted by occupational exposure to asbestos in the AC industry.