
Colorectal cancer cases

Controls

p



[n = 703]

[n = 853]
 

Gender [n, (%)]

Males

398 (56.6%)

439 (51.5%)

df = 1

Females

305 (43.4%)

414 (48.5%)

p^{chi} = 0.043

Age

Mean, (SD)

57.9 (9.1)

54.8 (11.5)
 
Median (Q1Q3)

59 (52–65)

56 (47–64)

p^{MW} < 0.001

Education [n, (%)]

n = 701

n = 852
 
Primary school or less

106 (15.1%)

126 (14.8%)

df = 3

Vocational school

185 (26.4%)

236 (27.7%)

p^{chi} = 0.947

Secondary/high school

250 (35.7%)

296 (34.7%)

University or higher

160 (22.8%)

194 (22.8%)

Recreational physical activity* [METsh/week]

Mean, (SD)

17.3 (16.0)

17.0 (15.4)

p^{MW} = 0.968

Median (Q1Q3)

12.9 (5.624.5)

13.0 (5.824.4)

BMI/body mass index [kg/m^{2}]

n = 702

n = 846
 
Mean, (SD)

27.3 (4.1)

27.2 (4.6)

p^{MW} = 0.411

Median (Q1Q3)

26.9 (24.429.7)

26.7 (24.129.8)

Smoking
 
n = 852
 
Current smoker

309 (43.9%)

379 (44.5%)

df = 2

Exsmoker

179 (25.5%)

267 (31.3%)

p^{chi} = 0.005

Nonsmoker

215 (30.6%)

206 (24.2%)
 

chichisquare test; df degrees of freedom, MW Mann–Whitney test.
 * adult lifetime recreational physical activity, i.e. the average for the period 18current age (if current age <66) or for the period 18–65 (if current age >65).