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Table 3 Different Strength of Association between Family History and Herpes Zoster by Sexa

From: A case control study on family history as a risk factor for herpes zoster and associated outcomes, Beijing, China

  Family history Odds ratio (95% confidence interval)  
Yes, n (%) No, n (%) P value
Male participants
 HZ case-patients 11 (64.7) 90 (38.1) 3.3 (1.1–10.1) 0.04
 Controls 6 (35.3) 146 (61.9) Reference  
Female participants
 HZ case-patients 13 (46.4) 113 (36.8) 1.7 (0.7–4.0) 0.22
 Controls 15 (53.6) 194 (63.2) Reference  
  1. HZ herpes zoster; acontrols with discordant sex from the matched case were removed from the analysis, leading to reduced number of controls included in this stratified analysis