Table 3

Association between statins and cancer mortality

Cancer mortalityLung cancer mortalityExtrapulmonary cancer mortality
UnivariateMultivariate*UnivariateMultivariate*UnivariateMultivariate*
HR (95% CI)HR (95% CI)HR (95% CI)HR (95% CI)HR (95% CI)HR (95% CI)
All patients
    Statins0.70 (0.52 to 0.96)0.82 (0.57 to 1.20)0.74 (0.43 to 1.27)1.00 (0.52 to 1.92)0.69 (0.47 to 1.00)0.74 (0.47 to 1.17)
Patients with COPD
    Statins0.52 (0.32 to 0.84)0.57 (0.32 to 1.01)0.46 (0.20 to 1.07)0.75 (0.28 to 2.05)0.56 (0.31 to 1.00)0.49 (0.24 to 0.99)
  • *Adjusted for age, gender, type of surgery, diabetes, smoking, hypercholestrolaemia, corticosteroids, aspirin and propensity score.