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Table 1 Characteristics of prostate cancer cases and controls, PROMEN Study

From: Lifetime total and beverage specific - alcohol intake and prostate cancer risk: a case-control study

  Cases (n = 88) Controls (n = 272)
  Mean (SDa)
Age, years 69.3 (8.4) 70.0 (6.3)
Education, years 12.3 (2.7)b 13.0 (2.8)
Body mass index, kg/m2 29.2 (5.2) 28.6 (4.6)
Waist to hip ratio   
  Percent
Race   
   White 67.0c 93.4
   Non white 33.0 6.6
Smoking statusd   
   Never 23.8 28.3
   Former 61.4 61.8
   Current 14.8 9.9
Drinking statuse   
   Non-current drinkers 36.4 23.5
   Current drinkers 63.6 76.5
  1. astandard deviation; b p < 0.05, t-tests for differences in means between cases and controls; c p < 0.001, χ2 for differences in categorical variables between cases and controls; dsmoking status at the time of diagnosis in cases or interview in controls; edrinking status in the 12–24 months prior to diagnosis or interview, non-current drinkers stopped drinking at least 12–24 months prior to interview