Table 3.

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

Baseline anthropometric measureDeath from colon cancer HR (95% CI)
No. of colon cancer deathsAdjusted for age at diagnosisMultivariate-adjusted (1)*Multivariate-adjusted (2)Multivariate-adjusted (3)
Weight (pounds)
    ≤139941 (reference)1 (reference)1 (reference)1 (reference)
    140-1651001.11 (0.84-1.48)1.29 (0.96-1.75)1.29 (0.96-1.75)1.30 (0.96-1.76)
    ≥166951.13 (0.85-1.51)1.31 (0.96-1.79)1.33 (0.57-1.81)1.25 (0.92-1.70)
    P trend0.390.090.080.16
BMI (kg/m2)
    <18.572.87 (1.33-6.19)1.84 (0.84-4.03)1.90 (0.86-4.16)2.13 (0.96-4.73)
    18.5-24.9871 (reference)1 (reference)1 (reference)1 (reference)
    25-29.91091.15 (0.86-1.52)1.18 (0.87-1.54)1.18 (0.88-1.59)1.18 (0.87-1.58)
    ≥30861.35 (1.00-1.82)1.32 (0.95-1.82)1.34 (0.96-1.86)1.30 (0.95-1.80)
WHR tertiles
    <0.81861 (reference)1 (reference)1 (reference)1 (reference)
    0.81-0.88891.17 (0.87-1.57)1.11 (0.80-1.50)1.10 (0.81-1.50)1.11 (0.82-1.51)
    >0.881121.48 (1.12-1.96)1.37 (1.02-1.85)1.40 (1.03-1.89)1.31 (0.97-1.77)
    P trend0.0060.040.030.09
Waist tertiles
    ≤32.4891 (reference)1 (reference)1 (reference)1 (reference)
    32.5-37.4850.99 (0.73-1.33)1.05 (0.77-1.43)1.05 (0.78-1.44)1.05 (0.77-1.43)
    ≥37.51131.46 (1.11-1.93)1.34 (1.01-1.80)1.38 (1.02-1.86)1.28 (0.95-1.71)
    P trend0.0080.050.040.11
  • *(1) Adjusted for age at diagnosis, stage, education, and smoking (smoking status and number of pack-years).

  • (2) Analysis (1) adjusted for history of heart disease and diabetes as time-dependent covariates.

  • (3) Analysis (1) adjusted for first course treatment surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation.