Table 2

Association between components of MetSyn and cancer incidence based on univariate analysis

Controls (N=918)Cases (N=306)Univariate analysis
OR (95% CI)P value
No MetSyn component13836 1 (ref)
Any MetSyn components780270
No of components of MetSyn
 1303 (38.9)93 (34.5)1.19 (0.76 to 1.86)0.442
 2253 (32.4)74 (27.4)1.16 (0.73 to 1.84)0.542
 ≥3224 (28.7)103 (38.1)1.88 (1.19 to 2.97)0.007
 P for trend0.006
Unique MetSyn component
 Elevated waist circumference84 (27.7)28 (30.1)2.10 (0.77 to 5.73)0.148
 Elevated triglycerides34 (11.2)11 (11.8)1.49 (0.58 to 3.80)0.410
 Reduced HDL cholesterol00
 Elevated blood pressure33 (10.9)12 (12.9)1.10 (0.45 to 2.69)0.833
 Elevated fasting plasma glucose152 (50.2)42 (45.2)1.04 (0.57 to 1.89)0.907
Any MetSyn components
 Elevated waist circumference399 (51.2)142 (52.6)1.50 (0.93 to 2.43)0.098
 Elevated triglycerides319 (40.9)132 (48.9)1.61 (1.05 to 2.48)0.030
 Reduced HDL cholesterol91 (11.7)55 (20.4)2.33 (1.40 to 3.86)0.001
 Elevated blood pressure217 (27.8)91 (33.7)1.65 (1.04 to 2.59)0.032
 Elevated fasting plasma glucose538 (69.0)190 (70.4)1.37 (0.91 to 2.07)0.131
  • HDL, high-density lipoprotein; MetSyn, metabolic syndrome.