Table 2

Exposure to pesticides based on who applied the product

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


* 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.

+ The never exposed category included persons who reported not being exposed to the pesticides.

CI, confidence interval; OR, odds ratio

Farooq et al. Environmental Health 2010 9:30   doi:10.1186/1476-069X-9-30

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