Table 5.

RR and 95% CI of pancreatic cancer according to anthropometric factors, excluding the first 2 years follow-up

CasesRR (95% CI)
UnadjustedAdjusted*
Height (cm)
    Q1421.001.00
    Q2721.631.63 (1.10-2.41)
    Q3621.461.45 (0.96-2.20)
    Q4601.781.78 (1.16-2.73)
    Per 10 cm1.371.38 (1.12-1.70)
    Ptrend = 0.003
    Pheterogeneity = 0.30
Weight (kg)
    Q1491.001.00
    Q2481.031.07 (0.71-1.61)
    Q3621.131.10 (0.75-1.60)
    Q4771.351.27 (0.87-1.83)
    Per 5 kg1.071.06 (1.00-1.12)
    Ptrend = 0.03
    Pheterogeneity = 0.70
BMI (kg/m2)
    <2060.590.55 (0.23-1.31)
    20-22.9391.001.00
    23-24.9610.850.87 (0.58-1.31)
    25-26.9510.710.74 (0.49-1.14)
    27-29.9330.720.75 (0.46-1.24)
    30-34.9361.071.10 (0.69-1.76)
    35+61.201.22 (0.60-2.49)
    Per 5 kg/m21.121.14 (0.97-1.33)
    Ptrend = 0.11
    Pheterogeneity = 0.34
Hip circumference§ (cm)
    Q1481.001.00
    Q2430.880.88 (0.58-1.34)
    Q3480.980.96 (0.64-1.46)
    Q4661.351.31 (0.88-1.94)
    Per 10 cm1.161.15 (0.97-1.36)
    Ptrend = 0.10
    Pheterogeneity = 0.61
Waist circumference (cm)
    Q1361.001.00
    Q2420.900.89 (0.57-1.39)
    Q3581.171.13 (0.74-1.72)
    Q4691.391.29 (0.85-1.97)
    Per 10 cm1.241.21 (1.07-1.37)
    Ptrend = 0.003
    Pheterogeneity = 0.20
Waist-to-hip ratio
    Q1301.001.00
    Q2461.111.10 (0.69-1.75)
    Q3501.111.08 (0.68-1.71)
    Q4791.731.62 (1.05-2.50)
    Per 0.11.421.36 (1.11-1.66)
    Ptrend = 0.003
    Pheterogeneity = 0.43
  • NOTE: Both adjusted and unadjusted RRs were stratified by 5-year age at entry groups, sex, and country. Pheterogeneity is a test for heterogeneity in RR between countries.

  • * Adjusted for smoking and diabetes and by sex-specific height quartile (weight, waist, hip and waist: hip ratio only).

  • Quartiles: males, <170, 170 to <175, 175 to <180, and ≥180 cm; females, <158, 158 to <162, 162 to <167, and ≥167 cm.

  • Quartiles: males, <73, 73 to <80, 80 to <88, and ≥88 kg; females, <58, 58 to <64, 64 to <72, and ≥72 kg.

  • § Quartiles: males, <97, 97 to <100, 100 to <105, and ≥105 cm; females, <95, 95 to <101, 101 to <107, and ≥107 cm.

  • Quartiles: males, <88, 88 to <94, 94 to <101, and ≥101 cm; females, <73, 73 to <79, 79 to <88, and ≥88 cm.

  • Quartiles: males, <0.90, 0.90 to <0.94, 0.94 to <0.98, and ≥0.98; females, <0.75, 0.75 to <0.79, 0.79 to <0.84, and ≥0.84.