Table 5

Meningioma risk associated with socioeconomic factors, Brain Tumour case-control study 2000–2002, Sweden*

All eligibleAll participants regardless of participation modeOnly personally interviewed participants
Meningioma cases/controlsOR (95% CI)Meningioma cases/controlsOR (95% CI)Meningioma cases/controlsOR (95% CI)
Marital status
 Single49/219Ref.43/140Ref.42/128Ref.
 Married185/5301.1 (0.7 to 1.6)162/3960.9 (0.6 to 1.4)152/3550.9 (0.6 to 1.4)
 Divorced70/1621.2 (0.8 to 1.9)57/1101.0 (0.6 to 1.6)53/901.1 (0.6 to 1.9)
 Widowed13/310.9 (0.4 to 2.0)10/200.8 (0.3 to 1.9)10/151.0 (0.4 to 2.5)
 Unknown4/132/72/4
Education
 Compulsory70/215Ref.57/132Ref.55/112Ref.
 Secondary school
 ≤2 years100/3071.1 (0.7 to 1.5)85/2160.9 (0.6 to 1.4)76/1850.9 (0.6 to 1.4)
 3 years41/1461.1 (0.7 to 1.7)39/1031.2 (0.7 to 2.0)38/911.1 (0.7 to 1.9)
 Higher education106/2641.3 (0.9 to 1.9)91/2121.0 (0.7 to 1.6)88/1970.9 (0.6 to 1.5)
 Unknown4/234/102/7
Working status
 Not working108/314Ref.83/188Ref.80/154Ref.
 Working209/6281.0 (0.8 to 1.4)189/4780.9 (0.6 to 1.3)177/4340.8 (0.5 to 1.1)
 Unknown4/132/72/4
Socioeconomic status
 Manual workers98/271Ref.84/185Ref.78/161Ref.
 Non-manual employees146/3900.9 (0.7 to 1.2)132/3100.8 (0.6 to 1.1)126/2810.8 (0.5 to 1.1)
 Employees - not classified13/500.7 (0.4 to 1.4)9/400.5 (0.2 to 1.1)9/370.5 (0.2 to 1.1)
 Self-employed13/271.3 (0.6 to 2.7)12/181.5 (0.7 to 3.3)10/151.3 (0.5 to 3.2)
 Unknown48/20437/12036/98
Income - individual
 <11000083/247Ref.60/140Ref53/116Ref
 110000–15000086/2521.0 (0.7 to 1.4)77/1641.0 (0.7 to 1.6)73/1441.0 (0.7 to 1.6)
 >150000–19000068/2170.9 (0.6 to 1.4)63/1770.8 (0.5 to 1.3)61/1530.8 (0.5 to 1.3)
 >19000080/2261.1 (0.8 to 1.7)72/1851.0 (0.6 to 1.5)70/1750.9 (0.6 to 1.5)
 Unknown4/132/72/4
Income – family§
 <15000062/225Ref.46/128Ref.43/107Ref.
 150000–25000092/2691.2 (0.8 to 1.7)82/1901.1 (0.7 to 1.8)75/1671.1 (0.7 to 1.7)
 >250000–35000081/2061.3 (0.9 to 2.0)72/1451.3 (0.8 to 2.1)71/1311.3 (0.8 to 2.1)
 >35000082/2421.1 (0.7 to 1.6)72/2030.9 (0.6 to 1.4)68/1830.8 (0.5 to 1.3)
 Unknown4/132/72/4
  • * Adjusted for sex, age, and geographical region.

  • Based on occupation and type of employment in the census 1990.

  • Swedish kronor (SEK), individual disposable income.

  • § Swedish kronor (SEK), disposable income for the family.