Table 1

Characteristics and intakes of dietary fatty acids of prostate cancer cases and controls, meana ± SE or proportion

Cases (n = 198)Controls (n = 198)Case-control differenceb
Age (years)61.5 ± 0.461.5 ± 0.40.0
Body mass index (kg/m2)26.6 ± 0.326.3 ± 0.30.2
Alcohol consumption (g/day)17.0 ± 2.014.7 ± 1.42.3
Cigarettes (number per day)18.9 ± 0.619.9 ± 0.7−0.9
Smoking (number of years)39.7 ± 0.640.1 ± 0.6−0.4
Urban (%)69.668.1
More education than high school (%)13.611.6
Myristic acid, C14:0 (g/day)7.0 ± 0.37.0 ± 0.30.0
Palmitic acid, C16:0 (g/day)23.4 ± 0.723.7 ± 0.7−0.3
Palmitoleic acid, C16:1 n-7 (g/day)1.46 ± 0.041.47 ± 0.04−0.01
Stearic acid, C18:0 (g/day)10.8 ± 0.311.0 ± 0.3−0.2
Oleic acid, C18:1 n-9 (g/day)9.0 ± 0.39.2 ± 0.3−0.1
Linoleic acid, C18:2 n-6 (g/day)9.2 ± 0.49.7 ± 0.5−0.4
α-Linolenic acid, C18:3 n-3 (g/day)1.65 ± 0.061.62 ± 0.050.03
  • a Unadjusted values.

  • b Matched sets.