Table 3.

Gastric cancer risk and telomere length

RTLCases, n (%)Controls, n (%)OR (95% CI)*
Quartile
    Fourth>1.5360 (20.0)104 (25.0)1.00 (reference)
    Third1.31-1.5356 (18.7)104 (25.0)0.91 (0.58-1.45)
    Second1.14-1.3063 (21.0)104 (25.0)1.06 (0.67-1.67)
    First≤1.13121 (40.3)104 (25.0)2.04 (1.33-3.13)
Ptrend < 0.001
Length category
    Second, third, and fourthLong179 (59.7)312 (75.0)1.00 (reference)
    FirstShort121 (40.3)104 (25.0)2.06 (1.48-2.86)
P < 0.001
  • *Adjusted for age, gender, smoking status, and pack-years of smoking.