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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of case with pancreatic cancer and control subjects

From: A prospective study of Helicobacter pylori in relation to the risk for pancreatic cancer

Factor   Cases (n = 87) Controls (n = 263) p-value
Age (years)   47.9
(37.7–60.6)
47.5
(37.3–60.6)
0.53*
Sex Male 58
(66.7%)
187
(71.1%)
 
  Female 29
(33.3%)
76
(28.9%)
 
Time from baseline investigation to analysis (years)   24.8
(14.3–28.8)
25.1
(18.1–29.0)
0.14*
Body mass index (kg/m2)   23.8
(18.0–41.0)
24.2
(17.6–34.2)
0.82*
Smoking status Never smoker 13
(14.9%)
88
(33.5%)
0.002**
  Current smoker 55
(63.2%)
115
(43.7%)
 
  Former 19
(21.8%)
60
(22.8%)
 
Mm-MAST category† Low 35
(40.2%)
129
(49.0%)
0.48**
  Intermediate 42
(48.3%)
113
(43.0%)
 
  High 7
(8.0%)
14
(5.3%)
 
  Missing 3
(3.4%)
7
(2.7%)
 
γ-glutamyle transferase-tertiles (μkat/l) 1 (< 0.35) 31
(35.6%)
98
(37.5%)
0.63**
  2 (0.35–0.60) 27
(31.0%)
90
(34.5%)
 
  3(> 0.60) 29
(33.3%)
73
(28.0%)
 
Helicobacter pyori serology Negative 48
(55.2%)
163
(62.0%)
0.26**
  Positive 39
(44.8%)
100
(38.0%)
 
  1. Numbers represent n with column percent in brackets except for numbers in italics which represent medians with range in brackets.
  2. *Mann-Whitney U-test ** Chi-square test.
  3. †Mm-MAST, Malmö modification of the brief Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test.