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Master of Public Health (MPH)


School of Public Health

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Xiaomei Ma


Ethnic differences in the risk of early-onset Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) have been understudied. We evaluated potential associations between birth characteristics and early-onset HL in the California Linkage Study of Early-onset Cancers, a population-based case-control study that included a large number of non-Hispanic white and Hispanic subjects. This analysis included 2,819 HL cases (non-Hispanic white: 1651, Hispanic: 1168) diagnosed at the age of 0-37 years in California during 1988-2015 and 140,950 controls matched on race/ethnicity and year of birth. Odds ratios (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) were estimated from multivariable logistic regression models. Among non-Hispanic whites, a birthweight of ≥4,000g was associated with an increased risk of HL when compared to normal birthweight (2500-3999g) (OR = 1.25, 95% CI: 1.10, 1.43), while low birthweight (

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