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Table 2 Selected lifetime alcohol consumption characteristics among prostate cancer cases and controls, PROMEN study

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

  All drinkers
(n = 360)
Former drinkers
(n = 96)
Current drinkers
(n = 264)
  Cases
(n = 88)
Controls
(n = 272)
Cases
(n = 32)
Controls
(n = 64)
Cases
(n = 56)
Controls
(n = 208)
  Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD)
Total drinking years 38.2 a (16.5) 43.7 (14.9) 32.9 (18.5) 33.8 (17.2) 41.3 a (14.5) 46.8 (12.7)
Total abstaining years 11.4 a (15.0) 6.6 (12.5) 19.8 (16.4) 18.2 (15.3) 6.6a (11.9) 3.0 (8.8)
Drinks per day 2.6 (7.3) 1.6 (3.4) 4.7 (11.6) 2.5 (5.8) 1.3 (1.7) 1.3 (2.2)
Drinks per drinking day 4.5 (7.3) 3.6 (4.3) 6.8 (11.3) 5.0 (6.3) 3.2 (2.5) 3.2 (3.4)
Total lifetime ethanol, ounces 12904.7 (18681.0) 11735.3 (12904.7) 19051.0 (26382.6) 13498.8 (21019.7) 9392.6 (11187.8) 11192.7 (16880.9)
Total lifetime ethanol from beer, ounces 6282.5 (11321.0) 6024.3 (9250.0) 7771.0 (15173.8) 5992.6 (12284.7) 5431.9 (8422.3) 6034.1 (8129.3)
Total lifetime ethanol from liquor, ounces 5654.2 (14571.6) 4067.2 (12815.8) 10307.0 (22051.6) 5233.7 (11480.5) 2995.5 (6480.2) 3708.3 (13204.5)
Total lifetime ethanol from wine/wine coolers, ounces 953.1 (2715.6) 1634.6 (4168.8) 958.9 (3588.4) 2271.0 (6154.0) 949.8 (2099.5) 1438.8 (3326.0)
  1. a p < 0.05, t-tests for differences in means between cases and controls