Table 1

Baseline characteristics of patients with colorectal adenoma and controls

Patients with Adenoma*

(n = 165)

Controls*

(n = 365)

P


Age(y)

55.8 ± 7.3

52.0 ± 9.1

< 0.001

Waist circumference(cm)c

87.2 ± 7.7

82.1 ± 8.4

< 0.001

Body mass index(kg/m2)

24.6 ± 2.8

23.8 ± 2.8

0.03

Daily total calorie intake(kcal/day)

1901.0 ± 347.1

1925.8 ± 394.6

< 0.01

Daily Fat intake(g/day)

45.1 ± 13.3

46.1 ± 16.3

0.07

Alcohol intake(ml)

30.7 ± 43.5

21.0 ± 36.2

0.39

Sex(% male)

78.2

56.4

< 0.001

Current smokers (%)

31.1

19.8

0.01


*, Mean ± S.D. for quantitative variables; number of subjects (%) for categorical variables;

†, obtained from analysis of covariance models for continuous variables, from t-test for age and from χ2 test for categorical variables.

Kim et al. BMC Gastroenterology 2009 9:4   doi:10.1186/1471-230X-9-4

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