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Table 7 Hazard ratios (HR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) for the association between the different anthropometric measures and cancer mortality for men and women; the second quartile was set as the reference category

From: New indexes of body fat distribution and sex-specific risk of total and cause-specific mortality: a prospective cohort study

Cancer mortality Men Women
HR 95% CI p-value HR 95% CI p-value
Body mass index
 1st quartile 1.33 1.02 1.73 0.037 0.93 0.62 1.39 0.715
 2nd quartile 1.00     1.00    
 3rd quartile 0.86 0.67 1.12 0.270 0.85 0.62 1.19 0.347
 4th quartile 1.06 0.83 1.36 0.628 1.33 0.97 1.81 0.072
Body adiposity index
 1st quartile 1.08 0.79 1.47 0.627 1.20 0.79 1.83 0.395
 2nd quartile 1.00     1.00    
 3rd quartile 0.93 0.71 1.20 0.564 1.14 0.81 1.61 0.445
 4th quartile 1.02 0.79 1.31 0.903 1.37 0.98 1.91 0.064
Waist circumference
 1st quartile 1.46 1.09 1.95 0.010 0.81 0.50 1.31 0.392
 2nd quartile 1.00     1.00    
 3rd quartile 0.99 0.76 1.30 0.962 1.04 0.74 1.46 0.811
 4th quartile 1.24 0.97 1.58 0.088 1.73 1.26 2.36 0.001
Waist to hip ratio
 1st quartile 1.25 0.91 1.71 0.172 0.57 0.35 0.94 0.028
 2nd quartile 1.00     1.00    
 3rd quartile 1.03 0.80 1.34 0.805 1.20 0.86 1.66 0.283
 4th quartile 1.25 0.98 1.60 0.076 1.39 1.02 1.91 0.039
Waist to height ratio
 1st quartile 1.74 1.26 2.39 0.001 0.96 0.59 1.54 0.851
 2nd quartile 1.00     1.00    
 3rd quartile 1.14 0.87 1.48 0.336 1.03 0.73 1.45 0.876
 4th quartile 1.25 0.97 1.62 0.084 1.69 1.22 2.34 0.002
  1. Values are adjusted for age, survey, education level, alcohol intake, smoking status, physical activity, and time/smoking status interaction