Table 1

 Number of cases with malignant lymphoma diagnosed in Sweden 1964–2000, and their matched controls

CasesControls
*Numbers exceed total because of overlap.
Overall42 67678 487
Sex
    Male23 99444 156
    Female18 68234 331
Age at lymphoma diagnosis
    50–7426 36348 702
    75+16 31229 783
Type of malignant lymphoma*
    Hodgkin’s lymphoma4 0377 394
    Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma28 35552 164
    Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia10 55519 391
Year of lymphoma diagnosis
    1964–197914 14726 042
    1980–198913 28224 722
    1990–200015 24727 723
Number of identified spouses31 75858 458