Journal of Cancer Prevention

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Levels of NK cell activity according to the clinical characteristics

Clinical characteristic NK cell activity (pg/mL) P-value
Smoking status (3 categories)
Never smoker 1,504 (656-2,697) < 0.001
Former smokers 1,791 (802-2,856)
Current smokers 1,422 (623-2,592)
Smoking status (2 categories)
Never or former smokers 1,572 (685-2,741) 0.001
Current smokers 1,422 (623-2,592)
Urinary cotininea
< 50 ng/mL 1,623 (716-2,802) < 0.001
≥ 50 ng/mL 1,434 (644-2,647)
Age (yr)
< 40 (n = 6,797) 1,602 (706-2,776) < 0.001
≥ 40 (n = 5,452) 1,483 (640-2,656)
Sex
Male 1,724 (761-2,815) < 0.001
Female 1,318 (577-2,514)
Obesity
No (BMI < 30 kg/m2) 1,553 (678-2,724) 0.213
Yes (BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2) 1,423 (600-2,680)
Hypertension
No 1,546 (674-2,725) 0.663
Yes 1,536 (658-2,692)
Diabetes mellitus
No 1,552 (675-2,724) 0.168
Yes 1,413 (603-2,631)
Dyslipidemia
No 1,542 (672-2,720) 0.625
Yes 1,575 (680-2,735)
Fatty liver
No 1,531 (661-2,717) 0.172
Yes 1,572 (706-2,733)

Values are presented as median (interquartile range). The levels of NK cell activity were compared using the non-parametric Mann–Whitney U-test or Kruskal–Wallis test. NK, natural killer; BMI, body mass index. aThere are missing values in 1,747 individuals.

Journal of Cancer Prevention 2020;25:13~20 https://doi.org/10.15430/JCP.2020.25.1.13
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