Table 3.

Meta-analysis results: BMI versus esophageal adenocarcinoma

BMI category (versus normal weight)OR (95% CI)PhomogeneityNo. studies
Overall
    Both genderOverweight + obese1.7 (1.6-1.9)<0.0111
    MalesOverweight + obese2.2 (1.7-2.7)0.016
    FemalesOverweight + obese2.0 (1.4-2.9)0.205
Esophageal adenocarcinoma only
    Both gendersOverweight1.9 (1.5-2.4)0.026
Obese2.4 (2.0-2.8)<0.016
Overweight + obese2.1 (1.7-2.4)0.017
    MalesOverweight1.8 (1.5-2.2)0.933
Obese2.4 (1.9-3.2)0.353
Overweight + obese2.2 (1.8-2.7)0.114
    FemalesOverweight1.5 (1.1-2.2)0.573
Obese2.1 (1.4-3.2)0.943
Overweight + obese1.9 (1.5-2.5)0.205