Table 2

 Number of cases and controls with a personal or spouse’s history of temporal arteritis or polymyalgia rheumatica, with corresponding odds ratios and 95% confidence intervals

Outcome
ExposureAll lymphomas (cases = 42 676/cont = 78 487)NHL (cases = 28 355/cont = 52 164)HL (cases = 4037/cont = 7394)CLL (cases = 10 555/cont = 19 391)
GCA/PMRCaseContOR (95% CI)CaseContOR (95% CI)CaseContOR (95% CI)CaseContOR (95% CI)
Data stratified by lymphoma type (all lymphomas, HL, NHL, CLL), type of history (personal or spouse’s), and (personal history only) type of exposure (Overall, GCA, PMR).
*Sum of GCA and PMR exceeds “Overall” as some patients had both diagnoses.
CI, confidence interval; CLL, chronic lymphatic leukaemia; Cont, control; GCA, giant cell (temporal) arteritis; HL, Hodgkin lymphoma; NHL, non-Hodgkin lymphoma; OR, odds ratio; PMR, polymyalgia rheumatica.
Personal history
Overall*1533450.81 (0.67 to 0.98)1142560.82 (0.65 to 1.02)5210.42 (0.16 to 1.14)35720.89 (0.59 to 1.32)
GCA421120.67 (0.48 to 0.98)29850.63 (0.41 to 0.96)260.55 (0.11 to 2.76)11210.96 (0.46 to 1.99)
PMR1142500.83 (0.67 to 1.04)881870.86 (0.67 to 1.11)3150.38 (0.11 to 1.33)24520.83 (0.51 to 1.36)
Spouse’s history
Overall1322201.09 (0.88 to 1.35)861531.01 (0.77 to 1.31)9190.84 (0.38 to 1.87)37561.24 (0.81 to 1.89)