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Table 5 Multivariate Analysis – Cancer-specific Mortality Adjusted for Inflammatory Markers and Other Factors, Stratified by Income Level

From: Income, inflammation and cancer mortality: a study of U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey mortality follow-up cohorts

Factors NHANES III 1988–1994 NHANES 1999–2002
Hazard Ratio 95% Confidence Interval P-value Hazard Ratio 95% Confidence Interval P-value
Low Income
C-Reactive Proteina
   < 0.22 mg/dL 1    1   
  0.22–0.99 mg/dL 1.23 0.88–1.74 0.22 0.77 0.35–1.67 0.49
   > 0.99 mg/dL 1.83 1.10–3.04 0.02 1.46 0.87–2.45 0.15
Fibrinogena 1.001 1.000–1.003 0.10 0.997 0.994–1.000 0.08
Middle Income
C-Reactive Proteina
   < 0.22 mg/dL 1    1   
  0.22–0.99 mg/dL 0.87 0.63–1.19 0.37 1.05 0.39–2.82 0.92
   > 0.99 mg/dL 1.12 0.64–1.97 0.69 0.61 0.17–2.11 0.42
Fibrinogena 1.000 0.998–1.002 0.67 1.001 0.998–1.01 0.43
High Income
C-Reactive Proteina
   < 0.22 mg/dL 1    1   
 0.22–0.99 mg/dL 0.84 0.44–1.63 0.60 1.07 0.53–2.18 0.84
   > 0.99 mg/dL 1.41 0.62–3.19 0.41 2.87 0.88–9.37 0.08
Fibrinogena 1.000 0.997–1.003 0.94 1.002 0.998–1.01 0.36
  1. a Adjusted for gender, race, education, occupation, body mass index, smoking status, and physical activity