Table 5.

Association between relative telomere length and bladder cancer risk in men and women

Relative telomere lengthCases, n (%)Controls, n (%)OR (95% CI)*OR (95% CI)OR (95% CI)
4th quartile39 (21.2)49 (25.5)1.00 ref1.00 ref1.00 ref
3rd quartile26 (14.1)50 (26.0)0.65 (0.35, 1.23)0.64 (0.34, 1.21)0.63 (0.33, 1.22)
2nd quartile51 (27.7)47 (24.5)1.36 (0.77, 2.43)1.32 (0.74, 2.35)1.44 (0.80, 2.61)
1st quartile68 (37.0)46 (24.0)1.86 (1.06, 3.26)1.84 (1.04, 3.25)1.88 (1.05, 3.36)
Ptrend = 0.01Ptrend = 0.01Ptrend = 0.006
  • * 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), gender, and pack-years of smoking.