Table 3.

Hazard ratios (95% CIs in parenthesis) of well, moderately, and poorly differentiated breast cancer risk in relation to anthropometric measurements for women 15 or more years postmenopause

No. of casesWell-differentiatedModerately differentiatedPoorly differentiated
n = 36n = 59n = 44
Height (per 10 cm)1.75 (1.10-2.78)1.92 (1.25-2.95)1.20 (0.74-1.95)
Weight (per 10 kg)1.12 (0.90-1.39)1.31 (1.11-1.53)1.42 (1.15-1.74)
BMI (per 5 kg/m2)*1.00 (0.74-1.36)1.21 (0.97-1.52)1.50 (1.17-1.93)
Waist circumference (per 10 cm)1.06 (0.80-1.39)1.27 (1.06-1.54)1.37 (1.06-1.76)
Hip circumference (per 10 cm)1.12 (0.83-1.51)1.26 (1.02-1.56)1.54 (1.18-2.02)
WHR (per 0.1 unit)0.95 (0.56-1.62)1.33 (0.94-1.89)1.10 (0.70-1.71)
FFM (per 10 kg)1.42 (0.80-2.52)2.04 (1.38-3.02)1.80 (1.17-2.77)
Fat mass (per 10 kg)1.12 (0.82-1.54)1.33 (1.07-1.65)1.58 (1.19-2.09)
Percent fat (per 10%)1.14 (0.69-1.88)1.39 (0.95-2.02)1.86 (1.09-3.16)
  • NOTE: All hazard ratios (per unit of change) adjusted for age, country of birth, exercise, HRT use, and highest level of education.

  • * Tests for interaction between well-differentiated and poorly differentiated tumors, P = 0.04.