Table 2.

HRs and 95% CIs for incident pancreatic cancer in relation to BMI, waist circumference, WHR, and physical activity

CharacteristicCasesPerson-yearsAge-adjusted HR (95% CI)Multivariate HR* (95% CI)
BMI (kg/m2)
    <25.084225,0201.00 (reference)1.00 (reference)
    25.0-29.972213,0640.90 (0.65-1.23)0.94 (0.69-1.29)
    ≥30.053133,1621.07 (0.76-1.51)1.14 (0.81-1.62)
WHR
    0.335-0.795169193,1171.00 (reference)1.00 (reference)
    0.7952-0.869361190,7690.87 (0.61-1.22)0.86 (0.61-1.21)
    0.8694-2.836179184,9641.14 (0.82-1.58)1.12 (0.81-1.55)
Regular physical activity
    No121326,5831.00 (reference)1.00 (reference)
    Yes88236,2960.98 (0.75-1.29)1.08 (0.81-1.42)
Physical activity level
    Low97261,7741.00 (reference)1.00 (reference)
    Medium49155,9480.83 (0.59-1.17)0.88 (0.62-1.24)
    High63142,0861.16 (0.85-1.60)1.29 (0.93-1.77)
Moderate activity
    Few times a year, rarely or never40112,3981.00 (reference)1.00 (reference)
    1 time a week or a few times a month58160,2821.01 (0.68-1.51)1.06 (0.71-1.58)
    ≥2 times per week111292,6541.03 (0.72-1.48)1.14 (0.79-1.65)
Vigorous activity
    Few times a year, rarely or never176464,1881.00 (reference)1.00 (reference)
    1 time a week or a few times a month1849,5620.98 (0.60-1.59)1.02 (0.63-1.66)
    ≥2 times per week1548,0160.85 (0.50-1.43)0.93 (0.55-1.57)
  • * Adjusted for age (continuous), smoking status (current, former, and never), and multivitamin use.