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Table 5.

Any and hours per week of recreational physical activity and incident cancer of the proximal colon, distal colon, and rectum, number of cases and multivariate-adjusted RR and 95% CI, CPS II Nutrition Cohort men and women, 1992-1993 to 1999

Men and women
Proximal colon
Distal colon
Rectosigmoid and rectum
Recreational physical activity in the year before study enrollment
No. casesMultivariate-adjusted* RR (95% CI)No. casesMultivariate-adjusted* RR (95% CI)No. casesMultivariate-adjusted* RR (95% CI)
Total 505  339  390  
Recreational physical activity       
No activity 67 1.00 (reference) 41 1.00 (reference) 63 1.00 (reference) 
Any activity 438 0.77 (0.59-1.01) 298 0.91 (0.65-1.28) 327 0.70 (0.53-0.93) 
Recreational physical activity (h/wk)       
No activity 67 1.00 (reference) 41 1.00 (reference) 63 1.00 (reference) 
    <2 156 0.83 (0.62-1.10) 110 1.00 (0.69-1.43) 112 0.72 (0.52-0.98) 
    2-3 80 0.73 (0.52-1.01) 54 0.87 (0.57-1.32) 60 0.68 (0.47-0.97) 
    4-6 123 0.85 (0.62-1.15) 74 0.89 (0.60-1.32) 68 0.59 (0.41-0.83) 
    ≥7 79 0.63 (0.45-0.88) 60 0.82 (0.55-1.24) 87 0.83 (0.59-1.16) 
P for trend, with and without reference group  0.008, 0.03  0.15, 0.20  0.73, 0.45 
Type of recreational activities (h/wk)       
No activity 67 1.00 (reference) 41 1.00 (reference) 63 1.00 (reference) 
Walking only       
    <4 145 0.84 (0.62-1.12) 95 0.93 (0.64-1.35) 100 0.71 (0.51-0.97) 
    4-6 70 0.82 (0.58-1.15) 48 0.97 (0.63-1.48) 41 0.60 (0.40-0.90) 
    ≥7 38 0.83 (0.56-1.25) 30 1.08 (0.67-1.73) 36 0.89 (0.59-1.34) 
P for trend, with and without reference group  0.44, 0.90  0.84, 0.56  0.44, 0.70 
Walking plus other activities       
    <4 74 0.69 (0.49-0.97) 54 0.89 (0.59-1.35) 57 0.67 (0.46-0.97) 
    4-6 44 0.80 (0.54-1.18) 22 0.71 (0.42-1.21) 23 0.53 (0.33-0.87) 
    ≥7 39 0.50 (0.33-0.75) 24 0.55 (0.33-0.92) 46 0.72 (0.49-1.08) 
P for trend, with and without reference group  0.008, 0.12  0.15, 0.27  0.30, 0.32 
Men and women
Proximal colon
Distal colon
Rectosigmoid and rectum
Recreational physical activity in the year before study enrollment
No. casesMultivariate-adjusted* RR (95% CI)No. casesMultivariate-adjusted* RR (95% CI)No. casesMultivariate-adjusted* RR (95% CI)
Total 505  339  390  
Recreational physical activity       
No activity 67 1.00 (reference) 41 1.00 (reference) 63 1.00 (reference) 
Any activity 438 0.77 (0.59-1.01) 298 0.91 (0.65-1.28) 327 0.70 (0.53-0.93) 
Recreational physical activity (h/wk)       
No activity 67 1.00 (reference) 41 1.00 (reference) 63 1.00 (reference) 
    <2 156 0.83 (0.62-1.10) 110 1.00 (0.69-1.43) 112 0.72 (0.52-0.98) 
    2-3 80 0.73 (0.52-1.01) 54 0.87 (0.57-1.32) 60 0.68 (0.47-0.97) 
    4-6 123 0.85 (0.62-1.15) 74 0.89 (0.60-1.32) 68 0.59 (0.41-0.83) 
    ≥7 79 0.63 (0.45-0.88) 60 0.82 (0.55-1.24) 87 0.83 (0.59-1.16) 
P for trend, with and without reference group  0.008, 0.03  0.15, 0.20  0.73, 0.45 
Type of recreational activities (h/wk)       
No activity 67 1.00 (reference) 41 1.00 (reference) 63 1.00 (reference) 
Walking only       
    <4 145 0.84 (0.62-1.12) 95 0.93 (0.64-1.35) 100 0.71 (0.51-0.97) 
    4-6 70 0.82 (0.58-1.15) 48 0.97 (0.63-1.48) 41 0.60 (0.40-0.90) 
    ≥7 38 0.83 (0.56-1.25) 30 1.08 (0.67-1.73) 36 0.89 (0.59-1.34) 
P for trend, with and without reference group  0.44, 0.90  0.84, 0.56  0.44, 0.70 
Walking plus other activities       
    <4 74 0.69 (0.49-0.97) 54 0.89 (0.59-1.35) 57 0.67 (0.46-0.97) 
    4-6 44 0.80 (0.54-1.18) 22 0.71 (0.42-1.21) 23 0.53 (0.33-0.87) 
    ≥7 39 0.50 (0.33-0.75) 24 0.55 (0.33-0.92) 46 0.72 (0.49-1.08) 
P for trend, with and without reference group  0.008, 0.12  0.15, 0.27  0.30, 0.32 
*

Models included age, sex, education, exercise level in 1982, cigarette smoking, alcohol, red meat, folate, fiber, multivitamin use in 1982, and hormone replacement therapy (women).

Included walking, jogging/running, lap swimming, tennis or racquetball, bicycling/stationary bike, aerobics/calisthenics, and dancing.

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