Table 1

Descriptive characteristics of adenoma cases and adenoma-free controls
Variable Cases (N = 190) Controls (N = 488) p-value
Mean Age in Years (SE) 56.8 (0.7) 55.7 (0.5) 0.19
White (%) 156 (82) 383 (78) 0.34
Male (%) 112 (59) 188 (39) 0.0001
Mean Body Mass Index (SE) 28.3 (0.4) 27.1 (0.3) 0.02
Family History of CRC (%) 28 (17) 60 (14) 0.37
Mean Dietary Fat (g/day) (SE) 70.8 (2.7) 68.6 (1.5) 0.47
Mean Alcohol1 (SE) 12.6 (1.7) 8.2 (0.7) 0.02
Mean Waist/hip Ratio (SE) 0.930 (0.008) 0.886 (0.007) 0.0001
Smokers (%) 29 (17) 49 (11) 0.06
Mean Monthly NSAID Use in Past 5 Years (SE) 12.9 (2.0) 12.7 (1.4) 0.94
Mean Total Daily Calcium (mg) (SE) 744 (28) 785 (18) 0.23
Mean Red Meat (svgs/day) (SE) 1.73 (0.11) 1.47 (0.06) 0.03
Apoptosis (Morphology)2 3.33 (0.10) 3.76 (0.06) 0.0003
C-peptide (mean, se) 1.86 (0.10) 1.61 (0.08) 0.05
IGFBP-1 (mean, se) 21.3 (1.60) 24.1 (1.02) 0.13
Insulin (mean, se) 10.5 (0.8) 8.1 (0.5) 0.008
Number of Adenomas (mean, se) 1.58 (0.08) - -
Adenoma size (mean, se)3 6.21 (0.45) -

1 Daily grams from alcohol.

2Apoptosis – mean apoptotic cells per crypt.

3 Mean size of the largest adenoma.

Vidal et al.

Vidal et al. BMC Cancer 2012 12:389   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-12-389

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