Table 6.

RR and 95% CI of pancreatic cancer in relation to physical activity

CasesRR (95% CI)
UnadjustedAdjusted*
Vigorous physical activity (hours/wk)
    None961.001.00
    ≤2511.101.13 (0.78-1.64)
    >2471.181.21 (0.83-1.77)
    Ptrend = 0.32
    Pheterogeneity = 0.89
Leisure time physical activity
    Low981.001.00
    Medium970.910.95 (0.71-1.26)
    High1040.910.94 (0.71-1.25)
    Ptrend = 0.69
    Pheterogeneity = 0.31
Leisure time physical activity (METS quartile)
    Q1751.001.00
    Q2821.091.13 (0.82-1.56)
    Q3781.001.05 (0.75 -1.47)
    Q4640.910.96 (0.66-1.39)
    Ptrend = 0.86
    Pheterogeneity = 0.65
Physical activity at work
    Sitting831.001.00
    Standing480.820.81 (0.57-1.17)
    Manual/heavy manual400.900.88 (0.60-1.29)
    Unemployed1390.940.88 (0.64-1.23)
    Ptrend = 0.33
    Pheterogeneity = 0.72
Physical activity (overall level)
    Inactive541.001.00
    Moderately inactive1020.940.91 (0.64-1.28)
    Moderately active1170.870.87 (0.61-1.23)
    Very active260.820.82 (0.50-1.35)
    Ptrend = 0.36
    Pheterogeneity = 0.28
  • NOTE: Both adjusted and unadjusted relative risks were stratified by 5-year age at entry groups, sex, and country. Pheterogeneity is the test for heterogeneity in RR between countries.

  • * Adjusted for smoking and diabetes.