Table 4

Proportional hazard model for insulin resistance syndrome and colorectal cancer mortality (hazard ratios and 95% CI)

Models include: age (yr), smoking (0, no smoking; 1, smoking), alcohol (g/day), and sex (1, men; 2, women) for the model with both sexes combined. Insulin resistance syndrome includes high blood pressure, high serum triglycerides, high blood glucose, and low serum HDL cholesterol based on criteria described in text.
MenWomenTotal
No syndrome (n = 20,656)Yes syndrome (n = 655)No syndrome (n = 15,460)Yes syndrome (n = 530)No syndrome (n = 36,116)Yes syndrome (n = 1,185)
Total mortality880481649104457
 Relative risk11.411.9511.31
 95% CI(1.05, 1.88)(0.48, 1.86)(1.00, 1.71)
All cancers3891993348222
 Relative risk11.2610.5911.09
 95% CI(0.64, 1.74)(0.41, 2.53)(0.66, 1.61)
Colon cancer374112486
 Relative risk12.9612.7112.99
 95% CI(1.05, 8.31)(0.59, 12.51)(1.27, 7.02)