Table 1

Characteristics of pancreatic cancer (PanCA) cases and controls in a population based study in the San Francisco Bay Area

PanCA

Controls

Characteristic

N = 532

N = 1701


Age (years)

Mean (s.d.)

65 (11)

64 (11)

Education (years)

n (%)

n (%)

1-12

235 (44)

534 (31)

12-16

200 (38)

754 (44)

Over 16

97 (18)

413 (24)

Race/ethnicity

White, non-Hispanic

417 (78)

1357 (80)

White, Hispanic

25 (5)

114 (7)

Black

46 (9)

78 (5)

Asian

35 (7)

119 (7)

Other

9 (2)

33 (2)

Sex

Men

291 (55)

883 (52)

Women

241 (45)

818 (48)

Usual adult BMI

Men

<23.1

48 (17)

222 (25)

23.1-<25.1

70 (24)

223 (25)

25.1-<27.1

75 (26)

214 (24)

27.1+

95 (33)

221 (25)

Women

<21.5

67 (28)

197 (24)

21.5-<23.4

51 (21)

208 (26)

23.4-<25.8

62 (26)

208 (26)

25.8+

61 (25)

198 (24)

Diabetes diagnosis

Yes

69 (13)

152 (9)

No

455 (87)

1538 (91)

Pancreatitis diagnosis

Yes

37 (7)

19 (1)

No

491 (93)

1681 (99)

Gallstones or gallbladder inflammation

Yes

95 (18)

207 (12)

No

432 (82)

1493 (88)

Alcohol (ever had at least one alcoholic drink per month)

Yes

447 (84)

1396 (82)

No

85 (16)

305 (18)


Tranah et al. BMC Cancer 2011 11:138   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-11-138

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