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Table 1 Descriptive Characteristics of Study participants1

From: Local IGFBP-3 mRNA expression, apoptosis and risk of colorectal adenomas

  Case (n = 185) Control (n = 484) p
Age (years, mean, se) 57.3 (0.7) 55.8 (0.5) 0.09
Race – White (%) 82 78 0.28
Sex – Male (%) 59 39 0.0001
Waist/Hip Ratio (mean, se) 0.93 (0.008) 0.89 (0.006) 0.0001
Body Mass Index (BMI, kg/m2 (mean, se)) 28.3 (0.4) 27.2 (0.3) 0.04
Smoking Status    
   Current (%) 17 10 0.09
   Former (%) 37 38  
   Never (%) 46 51  
Physical Activity(MET-minutes per day (mean, se)) 2627 (63) 2618 (37) 0.89
Family History of CRC2 (% Yes) 17 13 0.30
Alcohol grams per day (mean, se) 12.9 (1.7) 8.2 (0.7) 0.01
Daily Calories (kcal/day (mean, se)) 1926 (61) 1866 (34) 0.37
Total Calcium g per day (mean, se) 896 (37) 1039 (25) 0.003
Red Meat oz per day (mean, se) 1.78 (0.11) 1.45 (0.06) 0.01
Fiber g per day (mean, se) 20.2 (0.7) 20.5 (0.4) 0.75
Apoptosis (mean cells/crypt, se) 3.32 (0.10) 3.76 (0.06) 0.0001
Tissue IGFBP-3 (mean, se) 1.13 (0.05) 1.28 (0.05) 0.03
Plasma IGFBP-3 (ng/ml; mean, se) 2012 (68) 2001 (43) 0.89
  1. 1. Table includes participants that had tissue IGFBP-3 or plasma IGFBP-3 or both
  2. 2. Colorectal cancer (CRC)
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