Hours M, Bernard M, Montestrucq L, Arslan M, et al. (2007)

This paper provides the results of the French part of the INTERPHONE study. Cases of brain tumour, aged 30-59, were identified in Paris and Lyons, between February 2001 and August 2003. Controls, randomly drawn from electoral rolls, were matched for gender, age, and place of residence. Information was collected from all subjects using a computer-assisted face-to-face interview.

There were 160 glioma, 190 meningioma, and 140 acoustic neuroma cases. However, only 96 glioma cases (60% of the identified cases) participated in the study. The corresponding figures for meningioma and acoustic neuroma cases were 146 (78.4%) and 109 (80.7%) respectively. The participation rate for controls was 74.7%. The Odds Ratio (OR) for regular use of a cell phone was 1.15 ((%% CI 0.65-2.05) for glioma, 0.74 (0.43-1.28) for meningioma, and 0.92 (0.53-1.59) for acoustic neuroma. The risk for use of a cell phone on the same side as a glioma was 0.87 (0.59-1.26).There was a slight tendency for increasing risk trends with increasing duration of use and with increased use, but these were not statistically significant.

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