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Table 3 Characteristics of CRC cases by pre-diagnostic weight change, n = 1894

From: Pre-diagnostic body mass index and weight change in relation to colorectal cancer survival among incident cases from a population-based cohort study

  MEN WOMEN
  Weight change (kg) Weight change (kg)
  ≤−2 −1.9–1.9 2.0–7.9 ≥8.0 ≤−2 −1.9–1.9 2.0–7.9 ≥8.0
Number of cases 155 295 418 131 194 256 323 122
Follow-up (years), mean 5.4 6.3 5.4 5.3 5.4 6.1 6.3 5.3
Initial BMI (kg/m2), mean 26.5 25.1 24.8 25.8 27.3 24.5 24.3 25.3
University level education (%) 7.1 9.2 12.0 8.4 5.2 7.4 10.5 10.7
Current smokers (%)a 61.9 47.8 34.0 25.2 46.9 39.5 33.1 34.4
Sedentary (%)a 20.0 20.7 26.6 39.7 31.4 21.9 28.5 37.7
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg)a, mean 137 137 138 143 133 134 134 141
Exposure screening (%)
 Screening 2 31.6 42.7 31.3 14.5 39.2 44.5 30.7 8.2
 Screening 3 68.4 57.3 68.7 85.5 60.8 55.5 69.3 91.8
Age at exposure screening (years), mean 50.7 50.8 50.2 50.7 51.3 50.5 51.2 50.8
Time between exposure screening and diagnosis (years), mean 16.8 17.2 18.0 16.7 18.3 18.1 17.4 16.5
Age at diagnosis (years), mean 67.5 67.9 68.2 67.4 69.6 68.5 68.5 67.3
Stage at diagnosis (%)
 Localized 27.1 26.8 23.9 21.4 27.3 27.0 28.2 27.9
 Regional 45.8 51.2 52.2 51.9 45.4 48.4 48.6 50.8
 Distant 27.1 22.0 23.9 26.7 27.3 24.6 23.2 21.3
  1. a At exposure screening