Table 2.

HRs of CRC, colon cancer, and rectal cancer in relation to eosinophil count at baseline in ARIC, 1987–2006

Eosinophil count, cells/μLNumber of CRCPerson-yearsHR (95%CI)
CRC model 1aCRC model 2bColon cancer model 2bRectal cancer model 2b
≤709659,0041.01.01.01.0
70–1768459,3100.81 (0.59–1.12)0.70 (0.50–0.98)0.74 (0.51–1.07)0.54 (0.25–1.17)
≥1776256,6850.64 (0.46–0.91)0.58 (0.40–0.83)0.49 (0.32–0.75)0.90 (0.45–1.79)
Ptrend0.010.0030.0010.85
  • aModel 1 adjusted for age, race, sex, and ARIC center.

  • bModel 2 adjusted for age, race, sex, ARIC center, education, BMI, smoking status, pack-years of smoking, alcohol, diabetes, WBC count, and fibrinogen.