Table 1.

Alcohol intake at baseline by cancer/demographic characteristics and lifestyle variables in a cohort of breast cancer survivors from the United States followed for a median of 7.3 y (N = 3,088)

Median (quartiles) intake g/mo% Minimal (<10 g/mo)% Light (10-299 g/mo)% Moderate/heavy (>300 g/mo)P*
N1,0791,375634
Stage0.003
    I1,19050 (3-276)30.546.123.5
    II1,40724 (3-202)38.044.018.1
    III49133 (3-237)37.142.420.6
Grade
    Unspecified25648 (3-336)33.240.626.20.01
    148452 (3-284)30.446.323.4
    21,23933 (3-246)34.844.221.1
    31,10927 (3-184)37.545.120.0
Diagnosis to randomization0.10
    <2 y1,69831 (3-222)36.643.719.7
    2-4 y1,39045 (3-249)33.045.521.5
ER status0.02
    Negative75625 (3-177)38.044.817.2
    Positive2,28639 (3-249)34.144.321.7
BMI (kg/m2)<0.0001
    Low (<18.5)313 (0-87)54.838.76.5
    Normal (18.5-24.99)1,29967 (3-295)29.046.224.7
    Overweight (25-29.99)95539 (3-246)34.244.021.8
    Obese (30+)80315 (1-117)44.642.612.8
Physical activity<0.0001
    <540 MET min/wk1,38022 (3-174)32.645.022.4
    ≥540 MET min/wk1,60563 (3-282)29.347.323.4
Race/ethnicity<0.0001
    White2,63449 (3-258)32.645.022.4
    African American1183 (0-31)56.834.88.5
    Hispanic16515 (1-96)44.941.813.3
    Asian/Pacific Islander1196 (3-17)43.752.93.4
    Mixed/other528 (0-159)51.932.715.4
Education<0.001
    Not college graduate1,41423 (3-195)39.541.818.7
    College graduate1,67451 (3-264)31.146.822.1
Parity0.0001
    Nulliparous68367 (3-330)28.643.927.5
    Parous, first birth < age 352,24631 (3-207)36.844.818.4
    Parous, first birth ≥ age 3513632 (3-264)34.642.722.8
Smoking status<0.0001
    Current13876 (3-342)34.837.028.3
    Former1,27682 (3-333)29.444.227.4
    Never1,64317 (3-165)39.945.514.6

NOTE: Alcohol intake of 10 g is equivalent to 10 oz of beer, 3.5 oz of wine, or a 1-oz shot of 80-proof alcohol.

Abbreviation: MET, metabolic equivalent tasks.

  • *P for trend in ordinal variables, or P from χ2 for categorical variables.