Table 4

Exposure to pesticides based on where it was applied

Types of pesticides used for the following pests

Location

Number of cases

Number of control

Adjusted OR

95% CI


Never exposed+

__

143

229

__

__


Ants, carpenter ant, cockroaches

Inside or both inside and outside

200

343

1.13

0.75-1.72


Outside only

28

42

1.22

0.60-2.50


Bees or wasps

Inside or both inside and outside

15

21

2.42

0.76-7.75


Outside only

34

61

0.84

0.40-1.74


Flies or mosquitoes in your home or yard

Inside or both inside and outside

17

17

2.21

0.77-6.30


Outside only

13

23

1.15

0.29-4.60


Fleas or ticks in your home

Inside or both inside and outside

40

70

1.55

0.71-3.40


Outside only

2

7

1.57

0.21-11.94


Weeds

Inside or both inside and outside

3

2

4.77

0.37-62.10


Outside only

113

177

1.21

0.76-1.93


Lawn insects

Inside or both inside and outside

3

1

__

__


Outside only

97

138

1.3

0.79-2.14


Insects or diseases of outdoor plants

Inside or both inside and outside

5

3

__

__


Outside only

69

112

1.05

0.59-1.85


* 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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