Table 1.

Serum concentrations of CRP by participant characteristics in breast cancer survivors of the WHEL study

Distribution of inflammatory status
No inflammationLow inflammationModerate inflammationAcute inflammation
Serum CRP mg/L<1 mg/L1–3 mg/L>3 to <10 mg/L≥10 mg/L
n (%)Geometric meanNo.%No.%No.%No.%P
Total2,9191.798133.693331.9675025.692558.74
Age at study entry, y<0.001
 20–296 (0.2)0.4050.510.100.000.0
 30–39188 (6.4)1.19838.5576.1344.5145.5
 40–49872 (29.9)1.5733133.724426.221929.27830.6
 50–591,159 (39.7)1.7438238.938240.929739.69838.4
 60–69610 (20.9)2.0416216.521823.417222.95822.7
 70+84 (2.9)2.32181.8313.3283.772.7
Race/ethnicity<0.001
 White, non-Hispanic2,495 (85.5)1.6785387.079785.464185.520480.0
 Black, non-Hispanic110 (3.8)3.38121.2404.3344.5249.4
 Hispanic154 (5.3)2.13444.5505.4476.3135.1
 Asian91 (3.1)0.91495.0262.8152.010.4
 Other69 (2.4)1.95232.3202.1131.7135.1
BMI (kg/m2)<0.001
 <18.5, underweight27 (0.9)0.48212.130.320.310.4
 18.5–24.9, normal weight1,222 (41.9)0.8369971.336338.913417.92610.2
 25–29.9, overweight905 (31.0)2.0221121.538240.925033.36224.3
 30 to <35, obese class I453 (15.5)3.93353.613414.421328.47127.8
 >35 to <40, obese class II200 (6.9)4.77131.3434.610313.74116.1
 >40, obese class III112 (3.8)9.0320.280.9486.45421.2
Waist/hip ratio<0.001
 <0.801,525 (52.2)1.1172073.447250.626335.16927.1
 ≥0.801,384 (47.4)2.7525826.345448.748564.718572.5
Menopausal status<0.001
 Premenopausal323 (11.1)1.1614815.1899.5658.7218.2
 Perimenopausal272 (9.3)1.3711411.6778.3628.3197.5
 Postmenopausal2,324 (79.6)1.8671973.376782.262383.121584.3
Lifestyle factors
Tobacco use (pack-years)0.001
 None1,558 (53.4)1.6454055.049653.239052.013251.8
 <20967 (33.1)1.6533734.431233.424732.97127.8
 ≥20349 (12.0)2.35868.811212.010514.04618.0
Alcohol consumption, 10 g/d<0.001
 None1,588 (54.4)1.9548249.148952.445660.816163.1
 <1784 (26.9)1.4828929.525527.318124.15923.1
 ≥1540 (18.5)1.4420921.318720.010914.53513.7
Fruit/vegetable, servings per day<0.001
 <51,133 (38.8)1.9932933.535738.332643.512147.5
 ≥51,779 (61.0)1.5565166.457461.542056.013452.5
Dietary fiber, g/d<0.001
 <201,485 (50.9)2.0241942.748351.843057.315360.0
 ≥201,427 (48.9)1.4356157.244848.031642.110240.0
% Energy from fat<0.001
 <301,674 (57.4)1.4565266.552556.338351.111444.7
 ≥301,238 (42.4)2.1432833.440643.536348.414155.3
Physical activity (MET-h/wk)<0.001
 Q1 (0–2)572 (19.6)2.7510911.116717.921728.97931.0
 Q2 (2.25–7.2)553 (18.9)2.2413714.018619.916021.37027.5
 Q3 (7.25–14)572 (19.6)1.6520520.918519.813918.54618.0
 Q4 (14.1–24)560 (19.2)1.3523223.617919.212116.12811.0
 Q5 (24.2–107)565 (19.4)1.0726326.818720.09012.0228.6

NOTE: P values were calculated using χ2 tests for categorical variables.