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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of study population selected for the diet, cancer and health cohort

From: Interaction between interleukin-10 (IL-10) polymorphisms and dietary fibre in relation to risk of colorectal cancer in a Danish case-cohort study

  Cases Subcohort P-value
No. (%) Medians (5-95%) No. (%) Medians (5-95%)
Total 378 (100)   775 (100)   
Sex
Men 211 (33)   422 (67)   
Women 167 (32)   353 (68)   
Age at inclusion (years)   58 (51–64)   56 (50–64) <0.0001
BMI (kg/m 2)   26 (21–34)   26 (20–33) 0.06
Food intake (g/day)
Alcohol1   15 (1–68)   13 (1–63) 0.05
Dietary fibre   20 (10–31)   21 (11–35) 0.001
Red and processed meat   111 (50–240)   109 (40–239) 0.73
Smoking status      0.47
Never 118 (31)   261 (34)   
Past 115 (30)   245 (32)   
Current 145 (38)   269 (35)   
NSAID use      0.53
No 255 (67)   537 (69)   
Yes 123 (33)   238 (31)   
HRT use among      0.71
women 97 (26)   187 (24)   
Never 26 (7)   61 (8)   
Past 44 (12)   105 (14)   
Current      
  1. 1 Among current drinkers.