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Table 3 Association between anthropometric measurements and breast cancer risk

From: Associations of anthropometric measures on breast cancer risk in pre- and postmenopausal women—a case-control study

  Premenopausal Postmenopausal All women
Cases Controls OR (95 % CI) P value Cases Controls OR (95 % CI) P value Cases Controls OR (95 % CI) P value
No. Percent No. Percent    No. Percent No. Percent    No. Percent No. Percent   
BMI                   
 <23.8 20 33.9 64 36.0 1.0 (reference)   23 17.5 14 12.1 1.0 (reference)   43 22.6 78 26.5 1.0 (reference)  
 ≥23.9–<27.4 17 28.8 58 32.6 0.68 (0.31–1.50) 0.3 30 22.9 25 21.5 0.64 (0.25–1.62) 0.3 47 24.7 83 28.2 0.73 (0.42–1.27) 0.3
 ≥27.4–<30.3 10 17.0 31 17.4 0.61 (0.23–1.58) 0.1 34 26.0 39 22.6 0.49 (0.20–1.19) 0.3 44 23.2 70 23.8 0.61 (0.34–1.11) 0.1
 ≥30.3 12 20.3 25 14.0 0.70 (0.26–1.90) 0.1 44 33.6 38 32.8 0.49 (0.20–1.19) 0.5 56 29.5 63 21.5 0.72 (0.40–1.31) 0.3
WHR                   
 <0.75 10 17.8 74 41.8 1.0 (reference)   7 5.8 21 18.1 1.0 (reference)   17 9.6 95 32.4 1.0 (reference)  
 ≥0.75–<0.79 15 26.8 56 31.6 1.04 (0.43–2.53) 0.9 28 23.1 20 17.2 1.65 (0.66–4.12) 0.3 43 24.3 76 25.9 1.51 (0.84–2.70) 0.2
 ≥0.79–<0.83 16 28.6 28 15.8 2.01 (0.78–5.18) 0.1 42 34.7 29 25.0 1.81 (0.76–4.35) 0.2 58 32.8 57 19.5 2.25 (1.23–4.13) 0.01
 ≥0.83 15 26.8 19 10.8 2.72 (1.01–7.27) 0.04 44 36.4 46 39.7 0.97 (0.42–2.24) 0.9 59 33.3 65 22.2 1.50 (0.81–2.76) 0.2
Hip-to-shoulder ratio                   
 <75.9 21 35.0 64 36.0 1.0 (reference)   34 26.0 2 1.7 1.0 (reference)   55 28.8 66 22.4 1.0 (reference)  
 ≥75.9–<80.3 24 40.0 50 28.1 1.19 (0.56–2.54) 0.6 32 24.4 17 14.7 0.10 (0.02–0.50) 0.01 56 29.3 67 22.8 0.69 (0.39–1.22) 0.2
 ≥80.3–<84.2 11 18.3 37 20.8 0.61 (0.24–1.52) 0.3 38 29.0 35 30.2 0.06 (0.01–0.30) 0.01 49 25.7 72 24.5 0.42 (0.23–0.75) 0.01
 ≥84.2 4 6.7 27 15.2 0.35 (0.10–1.25) 0.1 27 20.6 62 53.4 0.02 (0.01–0.11) 0.01 31 16.2 89 30.3 0.14 (0.08–0.30) 0.01
Trunk-to-height ratio                   
 <30.17 25 42.4 41 23.0 1.0 (reference)   39 29.8 15 12..9 1.0 (reference)   64 33.7 56 19.0 1.0 (reference)  
 ≥30.17–<31.28 11 18.6 45 25.3 0.28 (0.11–0.70) 0.01 37 28.2 28 24.2 0.45 (0.20–1.04) 0.06 48 25.3 73 24.8 0.45 (0.26–0.79) 0.01
 ≥31.28–<32.76 15 25.4 43 24.2 0.25 (0.10–0.64) 0.01 36 27.5 29 25.0 0.35 (0.15–0.82) 0.02 51 26.8 72 24.5 0.41 (0.24–0.74) 0.01
 ≥32.76 8 13.6 49 27.5 0.09 (0.03–0.28) 0.01 19 14.5 44 37.9 0.13 (0.05–0.33) 0.01 27 14.2 93 31.6 0.14 (0.08–0.27) 0.01
Suprailiac skinfold thickness                   
 <27.5 16 26.7 63 35.6 1.0 (reference)   23 17.7 14 12.0 1.0 (reference)   39 20.5 77 26.3 1.0 (reference)  
 ≥27.5–<36.5 19 31.7 37 20.9 1.79 (0.77–4.16) 0.2 33 25.4 29 25.0 0.57 (0.23–1.39) 0.2 52 27.4 66 22.5 1.22 (0.69–2.16) 0.5
 ≥36.5–<45.5 17 28.3 38 21.5 1.16 (0.48–2.84) 0.7 36 27.7 35 30.2 0.53 (0.22–1.25) 0.1 53 27.9 73 24.9 0.94 (0.53–1.66) 0.8
 ≥45.5 8 13.3 39 22.0 0.44 (0.44–1.25) 0.1 38 29.2 38 32.8 0.49 (0.21–1.16) 0.1 46 24.2 77 26.3 0.78 (0.44–1.39) 0.4
Triceps skinfold thickness                   
 <22 14 23.3 67 37.9 1.0 (reference)   13 10.0 25 21.6 1.0 (reference)   27 14.2 92 31.4 1.0 (reference)  
 ≥22–<27 8 13.3 42 23.7 0.79 (0.29–2.15) 0.6 29 22.3 29 25.0 1.47 (0.61–3.56) 0.4 37 19.5 71 24.2 1.31 (0.71–2.42) 0.4
 ≥27–<33 19 31.7 42 23.7 1.89 (0.82–4.36) 0.1 38 29.2 28 24.1 1.98 (0.84–4.70) 0.1 57 30.0 70 23.9 1.92 (1.08–3.42) 0.03
 ≥33 19 31.7 26 14.7 2.64 (1.08–6.47) 0.03 50 38.5 34 29.3 2.24 (0.96–5.21) 0.06 69 36.3 60 20.5 2.56 (1.43–4.56) 0.01
Subscapular skin-fold thickness                   
 <23.7 17 28.3 60 33.9 1.0 (reference)   20 15.3 24 20.7 1.0 (reference)   37 19.4 84 28.7 1.0 (reference)  
 ≥23.7–<31.5 11 18.3 54 30.5 0.62 (0.25–1.53) 0.3 22 16.8 32 27.6 0.69 (0.29–1.65) 0.4 33 17.3 86 29.3 0.64 (0.35–1.15) 0.1
 ≥31.5–<40 16 26.7 28 15.8 1.30 (0.52–3.24) 0.6 49 37.4 29 25.0 1.77 (0.78–4.03) 0.2 65 34.0 57 19.5 1.72 (0.98–3.02) 0.06
 ≥40 16 26.7 35 19.8 1.06 (0.43–2.57) 0.9 40 30.5 31 26.7 1.25 (0.55–2.85) 0.2 56 29.3 66 22.5 1.28 (0.73–2.26) 0.4
Wrist circumference                   
 <15.5 9 16.4 50 28.4 1.0 (reference)   6 5.3 21 18.3 1.0 (reference)   15 8.9 71 28.4 1.0 (reference)  
 ≥15.5–<16.25 17 30.9 60 24.1 0.72 (0.30–1.73) 0.5 26 23.7 23 20.0 0.83 (0.35–1.99) 0.7 44 26.0 83 28.5 0.84 (0.47–1.49) 0.5
 ≥16.25–<17 14 25.4 38 21.6 0.68 (0.26–1.78) 0.4 22 19.3 24 20.9 0.60 (0.25–1.44) 0.3 36 21.3 62 21.3 0.81 (0.44–1.50) 0.5
 ≥17 15 27.3 28 15.9 0.90 (0.32–2.49) 0.8 59 51.7 47 40.8 0.88 (0.41–1.89) 0.7 74 43.8 75 25.8 1.16 (0.66–2.04) 0.6