Table 2

Characteristics of participants according to vital status and causes of death at follow-up (x ± SD)

MenWomen
Alive (n = 20,903)Colorectal cancer (n = 41)Other cancers (n = 367)Alive (n = 15,895)Colorectal cancer (n = 13)Other cancers (n = 83)
Age (yr)48.1 ± 11.256.7 ± 7.157.2 ± 6.846.6 ± 11.657.1 ± 10.754.5 ± 9.6
BMI (kg/m2)26.4 ± 3.527.6 ± 4.526.1 ± 3.426.3 ± 4.825.6 ± 5.327.3 ± 5.1
Serum total cholesterol (mg/dl)217.9 ± 46.1225.5 ± 41.9217.3 ± 48.3214.5 ± 46.8223.4 ± 29.9228.5 ± 42.1
Serum HDL cholesterol (mg/dl)49.1 ± 13.453.6 ± 16.647.9 ± 13.456.0 ± 13.855.0 ± 13.955.3 ± 14.4
Serum triglycerides (mg/dl)145.8 ± 104.9155.2 ± 91.2145.2 ± 88.7110.2 ± 66.0112.5 ± 50.8134.5 ± 87.0
Serum glucose (mg/dl)95.1 ± 24.1100.3 ± 33.198.3 ± 28.190.1 ± 19.994.2 ± 7.894.6 ± 25.6
Systolic blood pressure (mm Hg)135.3 ± 19.8143.9 ± 19.8143.2 ± 21.4132.7 ± 22.3144.6 ± 24.7142.8 ± 23.2
Diastolic blood pressure (mm Hg)85.2 ± 11.386.5 ± 9.786.1 ± 11.683.2 ± 11.886.0 ± 13.587.4 ± 14.1
Hypertension (%)52.770.765.644.861.563.8
Diabetes (%)6.119.510.14.60.09.6
Smoking
 Current smokers (%)45.536.659.922.27.714.4
 Never smokers (%)24.524.48.471.192.374.7
 Former smokers (%)29.939.031.66.70.010.8
Drinkers (%)90.189.690.260.146.168.7
Syndrome X (%)3.09.84.13.315.41.2