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Table 1 Characteristics of pancreatic cancer (PanCA) cases and controls in a population based study in the San Francisco Bay Area

From: Cigarette, cigar and pipe smoking, passive smoke exposure, and risk of pancreatic cancer: a population-based study in the San Francisco Bay Area

   PanCA Controls
Characteristic   N = 532 N = 1701
Age (years) Mean (s.d.) 65 (11) 64 (11)
Education (years)   n (%) n (%)
  1-12 235 (44) 534 (31)
  12-16 200 (38) 754 (44)
  Over 16 97 (18) 413 (24)
Race/ethnicity    
  White, non-Hispanic 417 (78) 1357 (80)
  White, Hispanic 25 (5) 114 (7)
  Black 46 (9) 78 (5)
  Asian 35 (7) 119 (7)
  Other 9 (2) 33 (2)
Sex    
  Men 291 (55) 883 (52)
  Women 241 (45) 818 (48)
Usual adult BMI    
Men <23.1 48 (17) 222 (25)
  23.1-<25.1 70 (24) 223 (25)
  25.1-<27.1 75 (26) 214 (24)
  27.1+ 95 (33) 221 (25)
Women <21.5 67 (28) 197 (24)
  21.5-<23.4 51 (21) 208 (26)
  23.4-<25.8 62 (26) 208 (26)
  25.8+ 61 (25) 198 (24)
Diabetes diagnosis    
  Yes 69 (13) 152 (9)
  No 455 (87) 1538 (91)
Pancreatitis diagnosis    
  Yes 37 (7) 19 (1)
  No 491 (93) 1681 (99)
Gallstones or gallbladder inflammation    
  Yes 95 (18) 207 (12)
  No 432 (82) 1493 (88)
Alcohol (ever had at least one alcoholic drink per month)    
  Yes 447 (84) 1396 (82)
  No 85 (16) 305 (18)