Table 1.

Associations between leukocyte telomere length and host and environmental factors at baseline

VariableNo. patientsMean ageRelative telomere length mean (SE)P
Age (y)<0.0001
    30-494443.11.139 (0.029)
    50-6916959.31.026 (0.015)
    70-898776.10.880 (0.020)
Gender0.027
    Male24161.40.990 (0.011)*
    Female5962.01.039 (0.022)*
NSAID use0.72
    User10564.20.985 (0.018)*
    Nonuser18159.61.009 (0.013)*
Tobacco use0.53
    Ever18861.70.994 (0.011)*
    Never9960.51.011 (0.021)*
WHR0.19
    ≤0.9107358.71.047 (0.019)*
    0.910-0.9527162.20.965 (0.016)*
    0.952-0.9917461.40.990 (0.015)*
    >0.9916962.60.996 (0.016)*
BMI (kg/m2)0.12
    ≤254265.70.973 (0.028)*
    26-3013561.70.988 (0.010)*
    >3010559.21.027 (0.014)*
  • NOTE: All P values are adjusted for multiple comparisons.

    Abbreviation: BMI, body mass index.

  • * Age adjusted.