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Table 1 General characteristics of study population

From: Association of plasma endotoxin, inflammatory cytokines and risk of colorectal adenomas

Characteristics Case (n = 138) Control (n = 342) p
Age (years), mean (se) 57.0 (0.6) 55.2 (0.4) 0.01
Sex, n (%)    
  Male 72 (55) 142 (47) 0.12
Race, n (%)    
  White 121 (88) 296 (89) 0.73
  Black 16 (12) 35 (11)  
BMI, n (%)    0.03
  Normal 43 (32) 147 (44)  
  Overweight 61 (45) 113 (34)  
  Obese 32 (24) 74 (22)  
Waist/Hip ratio (mean (se)) 0.934 (0.007) 0.907 (0.004) 0.001
Calories (kcal/day), mean (se) 1986 (65) 1993 (47) 0.92
Smoking Status, n (%)    0.62
  Current 11 (8) 26 (9)  
  Former 41 (32) 109 (36)  
  Never 78 (60) 166 (55)  
Physical activity 2263 (215) 2565 (159) 0.28
(MET minutes per day), mean (se)    
Fat intake (grams/day), mean (se) 75.8 (2.8) 77.0 (1.9) 0.71
Number of adenomas, mean (se) 1.8 (0.1)   
Size of adenomas (mm), mean (se) 5.7 (0.4)   
New adenoma histology    
  Tubular, n (%) 100 (95)   
  Villous, n (%) 5 (5)