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Table 1 Baseline participants’ characteristics

From: Serum irisin levels are lower in patients with breast cancer: association with disease diagnosis and tumor characteristics

  Controls Cases p-value
Demographic characteristics
 Ν 51 101  
 Age (years) 55.7 ± 18.2 60.2 ± 13.7 0.131
 Female gender 51 (100 %) 101 (100 %) -
 Menopausal status    0.183
 Pre-menopausal 17 (34.0 %) 24 (23.8 %)
 Post-menopausal 33 (66.0 %) 77 (76.2 %)
Anthropometric characteristics
 BMI (Kgr/m2) 25.7 ± 3.8 27.4 ± 5.1 0.021
 BMI status    0.036
 Normal weight 21 (42.0 %) 36 (36.4 %)
 Overweight 24 (48.0 %) 35 (35.4 %)
 Obese 5 (10.0 %) 28 (28.3 %)
Chronic Diseases
 Dyslipidemia 23 (46.0 %) 13 (12.9 %) <0.001
Cancer History
 Personal history of breast benign disease 3 (6.0 %) 4 (4.0 %) 0.685
 Personal history of previous neoplasms 0 (0 %) 8 (7.9 %) 0.053
 Family history of breast and/or gynecological cancer 7 (14.0 %) 38 (38.0 %) 0.002