Table 3.

Cancer HRs by telomere length stratified by host and environmental factors

VariableNo. patients (EA/total)Estimation by Cox model*
HR (95% CI)P
NSAID use
    User7/1054.26 (0.43-42.0)0.21
    Nonuser26/1812.94 (1.33-6.52)0.008
Tobacco use
    Never6/991.58 (0.41-61.74)0.51
    Ever27/1914.74 (1.77-12.69)0.002
WHR
    High (>0.952)20/1432.57 (0.98-6.72)0.054
    Low (<0.952)13/1444.25 (1.28-14.16)0.020
  • * For telomere length as a continuous variable and adjusted for age.

  • Median of third tertile versus median of first tertile.

  • Cutoff point for WHR ratio corresponds to the median value.