Table 4.

Multivariate-adjusted hazard ratios of colon cancer death among colon cancer patients across anthropometric measures according to stage

Baseline anthropometric measureColon cancer death HR* (95% CI)
Local and in situ (n = 437; colon cancer deaths = 31)Regional (n= 460; colon cancer deaths = 109)Distant (n = 175; colon cancer deaths = 141)
Weight (pounds)
    ≤1391 (reference)1 (reference)1 (reference)
    140-1650.65 (0.27-1.58)1.40 (0.87-2.25)1.43 (0.90-2.25)
    ≥1660.95 (0.40-2.23)0.99 (0.60-1.63)1.83 (1.14-2.92)
    P trend0.900.960.01
BMI (kg/m2)
    18.5-24.91 (reference)1 (reference)1 (reference)
    25-29.90.61 (0.26-1.45)1.04 (0.65-1.65)1.57 (0.99-2.50)
    ≥300.93 (0.38-2.30)0.99 (0.60-1.64)1.87 (1.13-3.09)
    P trend0.870.980.02
WHR tertiles
    <0.811 (reference)1 (reference)1 (reference)
    0.81-0.880.60 (0.24-1.50)1.38 (0.82-2.31)1.09 (0.70-1.70)
    >0.880.65 (0.28-1.54)1.83 (1.11-3.00)1.36 (0.88-2.11)
    P trend0.330.020.32
Waist tertiles
    ≤32.41 (reference)1 (reference)1 (reference)
    32.5-37.40.78 (0.33-1.86)0.81 (0.49-1.36)1.34 (0.85-2.12)
    ≥37.50.98 (0.42-2.32)1.37 (0.86-2.19)1.47 (0.95-2.27)
    P trend0.970.190.09
  • *Adjusted for age at diagnosis, education, and smoking (smoking status and number of pack-years).

  • Underweight women were not included in this analysis because of small numbers.