Table 3

Proportional hazard model for individual metabolic abnormalities comparing insulin resistance syndrome and colorectal cancer (hazard ratios and 95% CI)

Models include: age, smoking, alcohol consumption, and sex (for the model with both sexes combined).
Low HDL-cholesterolaHigh triglyceridesbHypertensioncHigh glucosed
Men0.82 (0.38, 1.80)2.04 (0.84, 1.41)1.30 (0.90, 1.88)1.83 (0.99, 3.39)
Women1.13 (0.34, 3.64)0.27 (0.06, 1.22)1.14 (0.61, 2.15)1.73 (0.58, 5.21)
Total0.92 (0.48, 1.76)1.01 (0.83, 1.22)1.28 (0.93, 1.75)1.80 (1.05, 3.09)
  • a Low HDL-cholesterol, values in the lowest 25% of the study and sex-specific distribution.

  • b High triglycerides, values in the highest 25% of the study and sex-specific distribution or on lipid-lowering drugs.

  • c Hypertension, SBP ≥140 or DBP ≥90 mm Hg or on antihypertensive drugs.

  • d High glucose, values in the highest 25% of the study and sex-specific distribution or on antidiabetic drugs.