Table 4.

Risks of site-specific cancer mortality according to thirds of muscular strength, Aerobics Center Longitudinal Study, 1980-2003

Anatomic site-strength thirdsDeathsHR (95% CI)*
All digestive system
    Low351.00
    Middle130.37 (0.19-0.70)
    High170.49 (0.27-0.87)
        P for linear trend0.007
Colorectal
    Low111.00
    Middle20.18 (0.04-0.82)
    High60.53 (0.20-1.45)
        P for linear trend0.16
Pancreas
    Low111.00
    Middle40.36 (0.11-1.13)
    High60.54 (0.20-1.47)
        P for linear trend0.18
Lung
    Low171.00
    Middle170.998 (0.51-1.96)
    High130.76 (0.37-1.57)
        P for linear trend0.47
Prostate
    Low31.00
    Middle72.56 (0.66-9.97)
    High31.03 (0.21-5.16)
        P for linear trend0.96
Hematopoietic/lymph
    Low111.00
    Middle80.71 (0.28-1.76)
    High80.71 (0.28-1.76)
        P for linear trend0.45
  • * Adjusted for age and examination year.

  • Esophagus, n = 7; stomach, n = 10; colon, n = 16; rectum, n = 3; liver, n = 6; pancreas, n = 21; gall bladder, n = 2.