Table 1

Distribution of risk factors in cases and rest of cohort
Factor (number of subjects with information)    Category CRC cases (n = 584) Cases, men (n = 280) Cases, women (n = 304) Rest of cohort (n = 27514) Men (n = 10783) Women (n = 16731)
Percent* (mean and SD in italics)
Age at baseline years 61.8(6.8) 61.7(6.7) 62.1(6.8) 58.0(7.6) 59.2(7.1) 57.2(7.9)
Education (28027) Not completed school 0.9 0.7 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.8
6-8 years 49.1 48.5 46.8 41.0 45.0 36.1
9-10 years 22.4 19.6 22.8 26.2 19.6 28.6
10-12 years 8.7 10.4 6.8 8.9 11.9 6.6
1 year university 7.7 6.8 8.3 8.7 9.3 7.9
University degree 10.8 13.6 7.7 14.3 13.2 14.2
Smoking status (28086) Regularly 21.2 18.9 23.4 23.8 23.9 22.5
Occasionally 3.4 4.3 2.6 4.5 4.8 4.1
Former smoker 39.7 51.8 28.6 33.7 43.0 26.2
Never smoked 35.6 25.0 45.4 37.9 28.3 41.7
Alcohol consumption (28098) g/day 10.8(14.2) 15.7/17.4) 6.2(8.1) 10.7(12.7) 15.5(16.0) 7.7(8.7)
Heigh (28057)t cm 169.5(8.9) 176.3(6.4) 163.3(5.5) 168.6(8.8) 176.4(6.6) 163.6(6.1)
Weight (28056) kg 76.6(14.2) 83.8(12.6) 70.0(12.2) 73.4(13.6 81.7(12.1) 68.0(11.7)
Bodyfat percentage (27925) % 26.9(7.1) 21.5(5.0) 31.9(4.8) 26.8(7.0) 20.7(5.0) 30.8(5.0)
Hip (28044) cm 100.7(9.0) 101.2(7.4) 100.2(10.2) 98.4(8.8) 99.3(7.1) 97.8(9.9)
Waist (28045) cm 87.9(13.7) 96.3(10.7) 80.1(11.3) 84.1(14.5) 93.7(12.5) 77.9(12.1
Bodymass index (28056) kg/m² 26.6(4.0) 26.9(3.6) 26.3(4.4) 25.7(4.0) 26.2(3.5) 25.4(4.2)
Waist-hip ratio (28043) cm/cm 0.87(0.09) 0.95(0.06 0.80(0.05) 0.85(0.14) 0.94(0.10 0.80(0.14)

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Brändstedt et al. Biology of Sex Differences 2012 3:23   doi:10.1186/2042-6410-3-23

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