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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of study participants selected from the Danish Diet, Cancer and Health prospective cohort study.

From: Polymorphisms in NFkB, PXR, LXR and risk of colorectal cancer in a prospective study of Danes

  Cases Sub-cohort
  No. (%) Median (5-95%) No. (%) Median (5-95%)
Total 378 (100)   756 (100)  
Gender     
   Men 207 (55)   409 (54)  
   Women 171 (45)   347 (46)  
Age at inclusion   58 (51-64)   56 (50-64)
Topology     
   Proximal segment of colon 42 (11)    
   Distal segment of colon 148 (39)    
   Rectal 136 (36)    
   Not specified 52 (14)    
BMI   26 (21-34)   26 (21-33)
Food intake     
   Alcohol, g/day   14 (1-69)   13 (1-61)
   Red meat, g/day   82 (37-171)   82 (32-177)
   Processed meat, g/day   26 (6-79)   25 (4-76)
   Dietary fibres g/day   20 (10-32)   21 (11-34)
Smoking status at inclusion     
   Never 116 (31)   250 (33)  
   Former 113 (30)   238 (31)  
   Present 149 (39)   268 (35)  
NSAID use     
   No 123 (33)   234 (31)  
   Yes 255 (67)   522 (69)  
HRT use among women     
   Never 100 (58)   186 (54)  
   Former 26 (15)   58 (17)  
   Present 45 (26)   103 (30)  
  1. Observed median values (5-95 percentiles) or percents of the distribution of baseline characteristics among cases and members of the comparison group.
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