Table 6.

ORa (95% CI in parentheses) of early- and late-stage colon cancer risk in relation to anthropometric measurements

Early stage
Late stage
P valueb
n = 77
n = 70
RR (95% CI)RR (95% CI)
Height (per 10 cm)1.58 (1.13–2.20)1.48 (1.04–2.10)0.8
Weight (per 10 kg)1.20 (1.01–1.44)1.37 (1.14–1.64)0.3
Waist circumference (per 10 cm)1.28 (1.03–1.59)1.54 (1.23–1.91)0.2
Hips circumference (per 10 cm)1.17 (0.87–1.59)1.27 (0.93–1.73)0.7
FFM (per 10 kg)1.49 (1.03–2.16)1.92 (1.31–2.81)0.3
Fat mass (per 10 kg)1.24 (0.94–1.63)1.47 (1.11–1.94)0.4
BMI (per 5 kg/m2)1.14 (0.84–1.55)1.49 (1.11–2.01)0.2
WHR (per 0.1 unit)1.52 (1.07–2.15)2.21 (1.57–3.13)0.1
  • a All ORs (per unit of change) were adjusted for age, country of birth, and highest level of education. Country of birth and highest level of education were constrained to be equal for early- and late-stage colon cancer.

  • b Test of heterogeneity in the ORs between early- and late-stage colon cancer using polytomous logistic regression.