Table 3.

Crude and adjusted ORs and 95% CIs for associations between colorectal adenomas and plasma levels of inflammatory cytokines, DHS, 1998 to 2002

CasesControlsOR (95% CI)Adjusted * OR (95% CI)
No.%No.%
CRP (ng/mL)
    <2,916.037130.3420433.281.1.
    2,916.03–12,0137532.0520433.281.06 (0.72–1.54)0.99 (0.66–1.49)
    ≥12,013.18837.6120533.441.23 (0.85–1.78)1.47 (0.96–2.25)
IL-6 (pg/mL)
    012250.8340364.861.1.
    <0.35715422.511017.491.64 (1.12–2.41)1.79 (1.19–2.69)
    ≥0.35716426.6711117.651.93 (1.33–2.79)1.85 (1.24–2.75)
TNF-α (pg/mL)
    <1.38775322.3620933.281.1.
    1.3877–2.23578937.5520933.281.68 (1.14–2.48)1.56 (1.03–2.36)
    ≥2.23589540.0821033.441.78 (1.21–2.63)1.66 (1.10–2.52)
  • * Adjusted for age (30–49, 50–54, 55–59, 60–64, 65–69, 70–74, or ≥75 y), sex, and BMI (<25, 25–29.9, or ≥30 kg/m2).