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Table 2 Height, weight, BMI, waist circumference, waist/hip ratio and weight change and incidence of BCC 1992–1996

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

  Males Females
  BCC   No BCC   RR (95% CI) a BCC   No BCC   RR (95% CI) a
  N % N %   N % N %  
Weight quartile           
Q1 23 30 97 24 1.0 17 21 141 25 1.0
Q2 15 20 107 26 0.7 (0.5–1.1) 19 24 146 26 1.1 (0.6–1.8)
Q3 21 28 100 24 0.9 (0.6–1.3) 17 21 152 27 0.9 (0.5–1.5)
Q4 17 22 106 26 1.0 (0.6–1.5) 27 34 131 23 1.4 (0.9–2.4)
n = 1223      p = 0.29      p = 0.22
Height quartile           
Q1 18 27 84 23 1.0 19 25 125 24 1.0
Q2 15 23 92 25 1.3 (0.8–2.1) 20 27 127 25 1.0 (0.6–1.6)
Q3 21 32 98 26 1.5 (1.0–2.3) 16 21 133 26 1.0 (0.6–1.7)
Q4 12 18 97 26 0.9 (0.6–1.4) 20 27 127 25 1.3 (0.8–2.3)
n = 1112      p = 0.16      p = 0.62
BMI category (kg/m2)           
<25 23 35 131 35 1.0 35 47 262 51 1.0
25–29.9 34 52 178 48 0.9 (0.6–1.4) 26 35 166 33 0.7 (0.5–1.1)
≥ 30 9 14 61 17 1.0 (0.6–1.7) 14 19 82 16 1.2 (0.7–2.0)
n = 1109      p = 0.94      p = 0.15
Waist category (cm)           
<94 (M); <80 (F) 27 36 182 45 1.0 26 33 252 45 1.0
94–101.9 (M); 80–87.9 (F) 25 33 106 26 0.9 (0.6–1.3) 53 67 312 55 1.0 (0.8–1.4)
102 + (M); 88 + (F) 24 32 117 29 1.0 (0.6–1.5) 0   0   
n = 1221      p = 0.83      p = 0.71
Waist/hip ratio category           
≥ 1.0 (M); ≥ 0.85 (F) 69 91 365 90 1.0 63 80 485 86 1.0
> 1.0 (M); > 0.85 (F) 7 9 40 10 0.9 (0.5–1.5) 16 20 78 14 1.1 (0.7–1.7)
n = 1220      p = 0.53      p = 0.85
Weight change (kg)           
<-4 10 14 29 18 1.2 (0.6–2.5) 14 19 44 9 1.5 (0.8–2.7)
-4–3.9 48 66 232 65 1.0 37 51 311 62 1.0
4–10 15 21 85 24 1.1 (0.6–1.9) 18 25 115 23 1.4 (0.8–2.5)
10+ 0 0 13 4   4 6 29 6 1.7 (0.5–5.6)
n = 1004      p = 0.63      p = 0.52
  1. a Adjusted for age, and history of BCC
  2. Weight quartile and waist circumference category adjusted for age, history of BCC and hair colour
  3. Height quartile and BMI category adjusted for age, history of BCC and eye colour
  4. Weight change category adjusted for age, history of BCC, weight at baseline, hair and eye colour