Table 3.

Association between relative telomere length and male bladder cancer risk

Relative telomere lengthCases, n (%)Controls, n (%)OR (95% CI)*OR (95% CI)OR (95% CI)
4th quartile23 (18.7)32 (25.6)1.00 ref1.00 ref1.00 ref
3rd quartile21 (17.1)32 (25.6)0.91 (0.42, 1.97)0.88 (0.41, 1.91)0.83 (0.37, 1.84)
2nd quartile34 (27.6)31 (24.8)1.53 (0.74, 3.15)1.47 (0.71, 3.05)1.56 (0.74, 3.30)
1st quartile45 (36.9)30 (24.0)2.09 (1.03, 4.23)2.05 (1.00, 4.20)1.94 (0.93, 4.05)
Ptrend = 0.02Ptrend = 0.02Ptrend = 0.03
  • * Crude unconditional logistic regression.

  • Unconditional logistic regression adjusted for the matching factors (age and smoking status).

  • Unconditional logistic regression adjusted for the matching factors (age, smoking status) and pack-years of smoking.