Table 1: Correlations between dietary factors and pancreatic cancer morbidity rates, 1960–1989, 1990–2008, 1960–2008, by sex.

Factor1960–1989
1990–20081960–2008
MenWomenMenWomenMenWomen
  
( value)
  
( value)
( value)
( value)
  
( value)
  
( value)

Energy0.60
(<0.001)
0.57 (<0.01)−0.29
(0.263)
−0.47 (0.055)−0.50 (<0.001)−0.57 (<0.001)
Total edible fat0.94
(<0.001)
0.91 (0.001)−0.87 (<0.001)−0.63 (0.007)0.75 (<0.001)0.79 (<0.001)
Animal fats0.90
(<0.001)
0.82 (<0.001)0.60 (0.011)0.30 (0.267)−0.08 (0.616)−0.24 (0.115)
Cholesterol0.87
(<0.001)
0.80 (<0.001)−0.52 (0.033)−0.62 (0.008)0.32 (0.035)0.24 (0.107)
Sugar0.88
(<0.001)
0.87 (<0.001)0.24 (0.347)−0.01 (0.981)0.49 (<0.001)0.40 (0.007)
Red meat0.34
(0.342)
0.19 (0.193)0.67 (0.003)0.48 (0.050)0.14 (0.445)−0.03 (868)
Poultry0.40 (0.180)0.34 (0.248)−0.88 (<0.001)−0.57 (0.016)0.15 (0.437)0.39 (0.033)
Fruit0.50 (0.007)0.36 (0.059)−0.62 (0.008)−0.50 (0.039)0.59 (<0.001)0.64 (<0.001)
Cereals−0.93 (<0.001)−0.91 (<0.001)0.52 (0.033)0.56 (0.021)−0.82 (<0.001)−0.81 (<0.001)
Dietary fibre−0.84 (<0.001)−0.89 (<0.001)0.44 (0.079)0.38 (0.136)−0.84 (<0.001)−0.87 (<0.001)
Folate−0.45 (0.017)−0.49 (0.009)0.71 (0001)0.36 (0.151)−0.58 (<0.001)−0.68 (<0.001)
Alcohol0.86 (<0.001)0.82 (<0.001)−0.87 (<0.001)−0.57 (0.017)0.48 (<0.001)0.51 (<0.001)
Tobacco0.87 (<0.001)0.82 (<0.001)0.72 (0.001)0.41 (0.100)0.55 (<0.001)0.44 (0.003)