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Table 7 Adjusted odds ratio and its corresponding 95% confidence intervals of having breast cancer by the dietary patterns of Chinese medicine and related supplement and soup intake

From: Relationship between Chinese medicine dietary patterns and the incidence of breast cancer in Chinese women in Hong Kong: a retrospective cross-sectional survey

  Controls n = 202 Cases n = 202 Adjusted OR 95% CI P value
Chinese medicine
 Seldom 98 112 1.00 Reference  
 Sometimes 61 51 0.73 0.46–1.16 0.183
 Often 43 36 0.73 0.44–1.23 0.240
Food supplement
 Seldom 119 140 1.00 Reference  
 Sometimes 35 32 0.78 0.45–1.33 0.358
 Often 47 26 0.47 0.28–0.81 0.005*
Chinese soup
 Seldom 91 115 1.00 Reference  
 Sometimes 83 69 0.66 0.43–1.00 0.051
 Often 28 16 0.45 0.23–0.89 0.019*
  1. The P value was <0.05, indicating a statistically significant between-group difference
  2. * Adjusted for age and body mass index (BMI)