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Table 1 Characteristics of subjects who completed the dietary fat questionnaire in the case-control study of cutaneous malignant melanoma (CMM) and basal cell (BCC) and squamous cell (SCC) carcinoma of the skin.

From: Association between dietary fat and skin cancer in an Australian population using case-control and cohort study designs

Subject characteristic Controls CMM BCC SCC
  Mean (SD)† Mean (SD)† Mean (SD)† Mean (SD)†
Men (n = 234) (n = 105) (n = 114) (n = 100)
   Age (years) 44.7 (9.8) 46.1 (10.0) 45.4 (8.6) 48.7 (6.9)
   Fat score (points) * 27.4 (7.1) 26.2 (7.5) 25.9 (8.3) 26.5 (7.1)
   Weight (kgs) 83.1 (13.9) 86.2 (13.1) 82.4 (13.1) 83.7 (12.6)
   Body mass index (kg/m2) 27.1 (4.1) 27.9 (4.0) 26.7 (3.9) 27.3 (3.2)
   Waist (cms) 96.5 (11.3) 99.1 (9.9) 95.3 (10.8) 97.2 (9.8)
   Waist-to-hip ratio 0.97 (0.06) 0.98 (0.05) 0.96 (0.06) 0.98 (0.05)
   Sport participation (times)‡ 4.6 (8.9) 5.1 (9.6) 5.8 (11.7) 5.0 (10.5)
   Socioeconomic status § 3.0 (1.4) 3.1 (1.5) 3.3 (1.4) 2.8 (1.5)
Women (n = 234) (n = 150) (n = 119) (n = 103)
   Age (years) 45.3 (9.7) 44.0 (10.0) 45.2 (9.4) 51.7 (5.3)
   Fat score (points) * 24.3 (6.9) 22.4 (7.5) 23.2 (7.4) 22.2 (8.0)
   Weight (kgs) 70.1 (14.2) 70.4 (13.1) 69.8 (16.1) 72.8 (17.8)
   Body mass index (kg/m2) 26.8 (5.3) 26.2 (4.0) 26.1 (5.8) 27.7 (6.5)
   Waist (cms) 96.3 (13.9) 94.6 (12.6) 94.5 (14.8) 99.5 (15.7)
   Waist-to-hip ratio 0.94 (0.06) 0.93 (0.06) 0.93 (0.06) 0.95 (0.06)
   Sport participation (times)‡ 1.7 (5.3) 2.5 (7.8) 2.9 (8.5) 4.5 (10.5)
   Socioeconomic status § 3.0 (1.4) 3.2 (1.5) 3.2 (1.6) 3.2 (1.6)
  1. NOTES
  2. * Frequency of consumption of 17 foods high in fat.
  3. † Mean (standard deviation).
  4. ‡ Self-reported frequency of participation in 7 sun-based sporting activities (tennis, softball, baseball, bowls, golf, athletics and cricket) each summer, on average, during the last 5 years.
  5. § Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage compiled by the Australian Bureau of Statistics and based on postcode of residence, with five ordered categories (fifths of the distribution) scored with consecutive integer values from 1 (highest disadvantage) to 5 (lowest disadvantage).