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Table 1 Association between selected markers and age, smoking, and body mass index

From: Mitochondrial DNA copy number variation, leukocyte telomere length, and breast cancer risk in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) study

Marker Agea Smokingb BMIb
Effect (SE) p value Effect (SE) p value Effect (SE) p value
Telomere length − 0.004 (0.001) 1.6 × 10− 5 − 0.002 (0.01) 0.84 − 0.0009 (0.002) 0.90
mtDNA copy number 0.002 (0.002) 0.33 0.04 (0.02) 0.04 0.009 (0.0032) 0.005
mtDNA deletions 0.0004 (0.0008) 0.65 − 0.01 (0.009) 0.10 0.001 (0.0014) 0.32
  1. BMI Body mass index, mtDNA Mitochondrial DNA
  2. aThe analyses were adjusted for plate and case-control status
  3. bThe analyses were adjusted for age, plate, and case-control status
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