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Table 1 Height, weight, BMI, waist circumference, waist/hip ratio and risk of BCC at baseline (1992)

From: Anthropometric measures in relation to Basal Cell Carcinoma: a longitudinal study

  Males Females
  BCC   No BCC   PPR (95% CI) a BCC   No BCC   PPR (95% CI) a
  N % N %   N % N %  
Weight quartile           
Q1 22 25 109 25 1.0 20 25 152 25 1.0
Q2 22 25 112 25 1.2 (0.7–2.0) 21 26 157 25 0.9 (0.5–1.6)
Q3 26 30 108 24 1.4 (0.8–2.2) 13 16 162 26 0.6 (0.3–1.1)
Q4 17 20 116 26 0.9 (0.5–1.0) 26 33 150 24 1.1 (0.7–1.9)
n = 1223      p = 0.45      p = 0.14
Height quartile           
Q1 27 34 90 22 1.0 21 29 136 24 1.0
Q2 13 17 100 25 0.6 (0.3–1.1) 19 26 140 25 1.0 (0.6–1.8)
Q3 18 23 111 28 0.8 (0.5–1.3) 12 16 144 26 0.8 (0.4–1.5)
Q4 21 27 100 25 1.3 (0.8–2.1) 21 29 139 25 1.4 (0.8–2.5)
n = 1112      p = 0.07      p = 0.31
BMI category (kg/m2)           
<25 30 38 142 36 1.0 33 45 286 51 1.0
25–29.9 38 48 192 48 1.0 (0.6–1.4) 23 32 179 32 0.9 (0.6–1.5)
≥ 30 11 14 66 17 0.8 (0.4–1.5) 17 23 92 17 1.2 (0.7–2.1)
n = 1109      p = 0.76      p = 0.64
Waist category (cm)           
<94 (M); <80 (F) 31 36 197 45 1.0 31 39 271 44 1.0
94–101.9 (M); 80–87.9 (F) 30 35 114 26 1.3 (0.9–2.0) 49 61 343 43 0.9 (0.6–1.5)
102 + (M); 88 + (F) 26 30 129 29 1.0 (0.6–1.5) 0   0   
n = 1221      p = 0.31      p = 0.79
Waist/hip ratio category           
≥ 1.0 (M); ≥ 0.85 (F) 78 90 397 90 1.0 64 80 526 88 1.0
> 1.0 (M); > 0.85 (F) 9 10 43 10 0.8 (0.4–1.4) 16 20 87 12 1.0 (0.6–1.7)
n = 1220      p = 0.41      p = 0.90
  1. a Adjusted for age; waist/hip ratio category adjusted for age and skin colour