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Table 4 Simple and multivariable logistic regression to predict odds of oral, pharyngeal and laryngeal cancer (n = 213)

From: Dietary patterns and the risk of oral, pharyngeal and laryngeal cancer in Syria: a case control study

Dietary patterna Base Frequency of cases (%) Unadjusted OR (95 % CI) Adjusted OR (95 % CI)b
Western
 Low1 71.0 24.0 (33.8) 1 1
 Moderate2 71.0 45.0 (63.4) 3.39 (1.70–6.75) 4.05 (1.57–10.44)
 High3 71.0 39.0 (54.9) 2.39 (1.21–4.70) 2.80 (1.05–7.51)
Traditional Syrian
 Low4 71.0 44.0 (62) 1 1
 Moderate5 71.0 40.0 (56.3) 0.79 (0.41–1.55) 0.59 (0.23–1.49)
 High6 71.0 24.0 (33.8) 0.31 (0.16–0.62) 0.28 (0.10–0.80)
High Protein
 Low7 71.0 59.0 (83.1) 1 1
 Moderate8 71.0 33.0 (46.5) 0.18 (0.08–0.38) 0.24 (0.10–0.62)
 High9 71.0 16.0 (22.5) 0.10 (0.03–0.14) 0.10 (0.03–0.25)
  1. aThe scores of each pattern were categorized into tertiles corresponding to high, moderate and low levels of adherence to this pattern
  2. bAdjusted for age, gender, education level, working status, tobacco smoking and total energy intake
  3. Category boundaries: 1(−4.39335, −0.2503057); 2(−0.2503058, 0.4759720); 3(0.4759721, 2.78291); 4(−.14897, −0.4175896), 5(−0.4175897, 0.4045281); 6(0.4045282, 3.44407); 7(−2.49921, −0.4724679); 8(−0.4724680, 0.5279658); 9(0.5279659, 2.50196)
  4. Bold indicates significance at p < 0.05