Table 5

The combined effect of components of MetSyn on cancer incidence

VariableCases/ControlsUnivariate analysisMultivariate analysis
OR (95% CI)P valueOR (95% CI)P value
TriglyceridesTGWaist circumference
(-)(-)105/468one refone ref
(+)(-)59/2151.31 (0.90,1.90)0.161.30 (0.89,1.89)0.173
(-)(+)69/3051.13 (0.73,1.75)0.5821.10 (0.76,1.61)0.617
(+)(+)73/2361.71 (1.10,2.65)0.0161.63 (1.11,2.40)0.012
TGHDL
(-)(-)174/773one refone ref
(+)(-)77/3051.17 (0.86,1.59)0.3341.16 (0.85,1.58)0.357
(-)(+)0
(+)(+)55/1462.05 (1.41,2.98)<0.0012.04 (1.39,2.99)<0.001
TGBlood pressure
(-)(-)132/603one refone ref
(+)(-)83/3131.28 (0.93,1.76)0.1261.28 (0.93,1.76)0.129
(-)(+)42/1701.17 (0.78,1.76)0.4381.14 (0.77,1.71)0.517
(+)(+)49/1381.97 (1.32,2.95)<0.0011.89 (1.26,2.86)0.002
TGFasting plasma glucose
(-)(-)82/357one refone ref
(+)(-)34/1391.09 (0.69,1.72)0.7221.30 (0.89,1.89)0.173
(-)(+)92/4160.95 (0.68,1.75)0.761.10 (0.76,1.61)0.617
(+)(+)98/3121.54 (1.09,2.17)0.0151.63 (1.11,2.40)0.012
HDLHDLWaist circumference
(-)(-)139/614one refone ref
(+)(-)25/691.94 (1.14,3.30)0.0151.99 (1.16,3.40)0.012
(-)(+)112/4641.24 (0.84,1.84)0.2851.20 (0.87,1.67)0.271
(+)(+)30/772.42 (1.38,4.26)0.0022.27 (1.35,3.84)0.002
HDLBlood pressure
(-)(-)183/827one refone ref
(+)(-)32/891.96 (1.24,3.10)0.0031.99 (1.25,3.19)0.004
(-)(+)68/2511.34 (0.96,1.87)0.0871.28 (0.93,1.78)0.136
(+)(+)23/572.40 (1.37,4.20)<0.0012.22 (1.26,3.92)0.006
HDLFasting plasma glucose
(-)(-)one refone ref
(+)(-)103/4531.47 (0.74,2.91)0.2751.45 (0.72,2.90)0.295
(-)(+)13/431.05 (0.79,1.39)0.7551.07 (0.80,1.43)0.63
(+)(+)148/6252.26 (1.45,3.52)<0.0012.33 (1.47,3.68)<0.001
Blood pressureBPWaist circumference
(-)(-)117/525one refone ref
(+)(-)47/1581.49 (0.99,2.26)0.0571.44 (0.96,2.15)0.077
(-)(+)98/3911.28 (0.86,1.93)0.2191.27 (0.90,1.80)0.171
(+)(+)44/1501.61 (0.99,2.62)0.0571.52 (0.97,2.36)0.066
BPFasting plasma glucose
(-)(-)92/396one refone ref
(+)(-)24/1001.05 (0.62,1.78)0.8611.01 (0.60,1.69)0.984
(-)(+)123/5201.02 (0.75,1.39)0.8921.04 (0.76,1.42)0.797
(+)(+)67/2081.59 (1.09,2.32)0.0161.54 (1.01,2.25)0.026
  • Adjusted for education level, smoking status, drinking status, depression scores and marital status.

  • HDL, high-density lipoprotein; MetSyn, metabolic syndrome.