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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of male Midspan cohorts at screening (1970-76) and prostate cancer outcomes. N = 12,926

From: Cholesterol and the risk of grade-specific prostate cancer incidence: evidence from two large prospective cohort studies with up to 37 years' follow up

  Controls Prostate cancer cases Gleason < 7 Gleason = 7 Gleason 8-10 Unknown Gleason
Sample Size 12,276   650   64   57   119   67  
Number of Deaths%(n) 76.4 (9,384) 81.1 (527) 51.6 (33) 52.6 (30) 73.9 (88) 82.1 (55)
Cholesterol quintiles, mmol/L,%(n)             
< 5.05 94.9 (2,589) 5.1 (138) 24.6 (15) 21.3 (13) 27.9 (17) 26.2 (16)
5.06 - < 5.57 95.3 (2,471) 4.7 (121) 17.7 (9) 13.7 (7) 37.2 (19) 31.4 (16)
5.58 - < 6.09 94.9 (2,676) 5.1 (145) 26.1 (17) 12.3 (8) 46.2 (30) 15.4 (10)
6.1 - < 6.69 94.5 (2,161) 5.5 (125) 16.9 (12) 18.3 (13) 46.5 (33) 18.3 (13)
≥6.7 95.2 (2,379) 4.8 (121) 18.6 (11) 27.1 (16) 33.9 (20) 20.3 (12)
Mean Age (s.d.) 51.1 (7.2) 51.7 (6.8) 46.9 (6.8) 46.7 (6.3) 49.2 (6.3) 50.7 (6.5)
Mean Height (s.d.) 171.1 (7.1) 172.0 (6.9) 172.6 (7.3) 173.3 (6.1) 172.3 (6.5) 172.6 (7.3)
Mean Weight (s.d.) 74.8 (11.1) 75.9 (10.4) 75.7 (10.8) 76.0 (9.0) 74.9 (9.5) 76.3 (9.6)
Height (cm),%(n)             
≤165.1 95.9 (2,770) 4.1 (120) 24.5 (12) 14.3 (7) 34.7 (17) 26.5 (13)
165.2-170 95.3 (2,551) 4.7 (126) 19.1 (9) 12.8 (6) 49.0 (23) 19.1 (9)
170.1-172.72 95.0 (2,321) 5.0 (121) 19.7 (13) 27.3 (18) 33.3 (22) 19.7 (13)
172.73-177.8 94.3 (2,745) 5.7 (165) 19.0 (16) 17.9 (15) 42.9 (36) 20.2 (17)
≥177.9 94.1 (1,887) 5.9 (118) 23.0 (14) 18.0 (11) 34.4 (21) 24.6 (15)
Missing 0.0 (2) 0.0 (0) 0.0 (0) 0.0 (0) 0.0 (0) 0.0 (0)
Mean BMI (s.d.) 25.5 (3.3) 25.6 (3.0) 25.4 (3.0) 25.3 (2.7) 25.2 (3.0) 25.6 (3.0)
BMI (kg m -2 ),%(n)             
< 25 (Under & Desirable weight ) 95.2 (5,499) 4.8 (279) 20.8 (31) 17.5 (26) 40.9 (61) 20.8 (31)
25 - < 30 (Overweight) 94.7 (5,729) 5.3 (320) 21.9 (30) 19.7 (27) 34.3 (47) 24.1 (33)
≥30 (Obese) 95.4 (1,046) 4.6 (51) 14.3 (3) 19.0 (4) 52.4 (11) 14.3 (3)
Missing 0.0 (2) 0.0 (0) 0.0 (0) 0.0 (0) 0.0 (0) 0.0 (0)
Smoking,%(n)             
Never smoker 93.3 (2,093) 6.7 (149) 22.8 (18) 19.0 (15) 39.2 (31) 19.0 (15)
Smoker 96.1 (7,253) 3.9 (294) 18.3 (24) 17.6 (23) 39.7 (52) 24.4 (32)
Ex-smoker 93.4 (2,929) 6.6 (207) 22.7 (22) 19.6 (19) 37.1 (36) 20.6 (20)
Missing 0.0 (1) 0.0 (0) 0.0 (0) 0.0 (0) 0.0 (0) 0.0 (0)
Social Class,%(n)             
I&II 94.2 (3,090) 5.8 (190) 16.3 (16) 23.5 (23) 38.8 (38) 21.4 (21)
IIIN 94.4 (1,810) 5.6 (108) 27.8 (15) 11.1 (6) 40.7 (22) 20.4 (11)
IIIM 95.3 (4,247) 4.7 (208) 18.1 (15) 19.3 (16) 37.3 (31) 25.3 (21)
IV&V 95.8 (3,057) 4.2 (135) 25.0 (17) 16.2 (11) 38.2 (26) 20.6 (14)
Missing 88.9 (72) 11.1 (9) 25.0 (1) 25.0 (1) 50.0 (2) 0.0 (0)