Relative risk for colorectal cancer risk factors in the U.S. as of 2017

Relative risk for select colorectal cancer risk factors in the U.S. as of 2017*

by John Elflein, last edited Mar 5, 2018
Relative risk for colorectal cancer risk factors in the U.S. as of 2017 This statistic displays the relative risk for colorectal cancer given select established risk factors in the U.S. as of 2017. According to the data, having more than 1 relative with a colorectal cancer diagnosis has a relative risk of 4.0, meaning that someone with this family history is at high risk for colorectal cancer.
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Relative risk for select colorectal cancer risk factors in the U.S. as of 2017*

Relative risk
Having 1 first-degree relative with a colorectal cancer diagnosis2.2
Having more than 1 relative with a colorectal cancer diagnosis4
Having a relative with a colorectal cancer diagnosis before age 453.9
Inflammatory bowel disease1.7
Diabetes1.3
Alcohol consumption of 2-3 drinks per day1.2
Alcohol consumption of more than 3 drinks per day1.2
Obesity1.3
Red meat consumption (100 g/day)1.2
Processed meat consumption (50 g/day)1.2
Smoking (ever vs. never)1.2
Physical activity (colon)0.7
Dairy consumption (400 g/day)0.8
Milk consumption (200 g/day)0.9
Relative risk
Having 1 first-degree relative with a colorectal cancer diagnosis2.2
Having more than 1 relative with a colorectal cancer diagnosis4
Having a relative with a colorectal cancer diagnosis before age 453.9
Inflammatory bowel disease1.7
Diabetes1.3
Alcohol consumption of 2-3 drinks per day1.2
Alcohol consumption of more than 3 drinks per day1.2
Obesity1.3
Red meat consumption (100 g/day)1.2
Processed meat consumption (50 g/day)1.2
Smoking (ever vs. never)1.2
Physical activity (colon)0.7
Dairy consumption (400 g/day)0.8
Milk consumption (200 g/day)0.9
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by John Elflein, last edited Mar 5, 2018
This statistic displays the relative risk for colorectal cancer given select established risk factors in the U.S. as of 2017. According to the data, having more than 1 relative with a colorectal cancer diagnosis has a relative risk of 4.0, meaning that someone with this family history is at high risk for colorectal cancer.
Show more
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