Table 2 Adjusted RR for colon cancer death by weight and height at baseline among women, JACC study, 1988–1999

From: A prospective study of body size and colon cancer mortality in Japan: The JACC Study

Baseline weight and height   No. of deaths Person-years RR a 95% CI RR b 95% CI
Weight (kg)       
Lowest tertile (<49.0) 39 189?958 1.00   1.00  
Tertile 2 (49.0–<55.1) 46 214?488 1.49 0.97–2.29 1.87 1.06–3.29e
Highest tertile (55.1–) 37 187?341 1.65 1.04–2.62e 2.17 1.21–3.92d
P-value for trend     <0.05   <0.01
Height (cm)       
Lowest tertile (<149.0) 45 185?721 1.00   1.00  
Tertile 2 (149.0–<153.1) 43 208?873 1.26 0.83–1.92 1.30 0.77–2.19
Highest tertile (153.1–) 34 197?193 1.54 0.97–2.44 1.38 0.77–2.48
P-value for trend     0.07   0.26
Weight (kg) and height (cm)       
Weight Height       
<49.0 <149.0 22 98?645 1.00   1.00  
<49.0 149.0–<153.1 9 61?920 0.93 0.43–2.02 0.62 0.17–2.23
<49.0 153.1– 8 29?393 2.24 0.99–5.05 3.48 1.27–9.50e
49.0–<55.1 <149.0 15 60?270 1.39 0.72–2.69 1.77 0.75–4.18
49.0–<55.1 149.0–<153.1 17 85?371 1.56 0.82–2.96 2.15 0.94–4.92
49.0–<55.1 153.1– 14 68?847 2.29 1.15–4.55e 2.71 1.10–6.71e
55.1– <149.0 8 26?806 1.83 0.81–4.11 3.24 1.30–8.08e
55.1– 149.0–<153.1 17 61?582 2.30 1.21–4.38e 3.45 1.54–7.71d
55.1– 153.1– 12 98?953 1.45 0.70–2.98 1.27 0.46–3.53
  1. aAdjusted for age at baseline.
  2. bAdjusted for age at baseline, smoking status (never, past, current), alcohol consumption (none, past, regular), exercise (≥5, 3–4, 1–2 days/week, seldom), meat intake (3–7, 1–2 days/week, seldom), green leafy vegetable intake (3–7, 1–2 days/week, seldom) and family history of colon cancer.
  3. dP<0.01.
  4. eP<0.05.