Table 4

RRs (95% CI) for prostate cancer mortality and BMI, adjusted for various risk factors, CPS-I 1959–1972, and CPS-II 1982–1996

<18.5018.50–22.4922.50–24.9925.00–27.4927.50–29.9930.00–32.49≥32.50
CPS-I
 No. of deaths213014605091897832
 Person-years37,408668,1511,175,2711,435,709599,080200,68284,062
 Age-standardized ratea32.538.538.939.139.146.750.1
 RRb0.811.001.041.061.011.281.34
 95% CI0.52–1.270.90–1.200.91–1.220.84–1.220.99–1.640.93–1.94
P = 0.06
CPS-II
 No. of deaths235101,0361,177553201122
 Person-years34,988647,6391,532,8941,917,821886,142350,763200,510
 Age-standardized ratea29.938.437.838.043.344.155.0
 RRb0.661.000.980.991.111.111.36
 95% CI0.44–1.010.88–1.090.89–1.100.99–1.260.94–1.311.11–1.66
P = 0.0002
  • a Rate/100,000.

  • b Adjusted for age at interview, race, height, education, exercise, smoking status, and family history of prostate cancer.