Journal of Obesity / 2015 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

Evaluating the Cause of Death in Obese Individuals: A Ten-Year Medical Autopsy Study

Table 3

Malignancy in different organ systems as a cause of death in obese and nonobese individuals.

MalignancyObese (86)Nonobese (187) value

Hematologic*3641.9%7640.6%0.849
Carcinoma
 Pancreas910.5%2111.2%0.851
 Lung78.1%2513.4%0.212
 Colon00%84.3%0.052
 Liver78.1%73.7%0.126
 Breast55.8%52.7%0.199
 Biliary44.7%63.2%0.555
 Kidney11%52.7%0.429

Includes lymphomas of different organ systems.
Includes the organs that were most commonly involved by carcinoma and is not an exhaustive list of all tumors identified.