Table 1.

Baseline characteristics of study participants overall and by cancer mortality status

All participantsCancer death
(n = 3,935)Yes (n = 386)No (n = 3,549)
Age, y56.2 (8.0)59.8 (8.1)55.9 (7.9)
Men,%40.741.540.7
Postmenopausal women, %a77.087.675.8
Arizona,%33.428.234.0
Oklahoma,%33.532.433.6
Dakota,%33.139.432.4
<High school,%47.353.446.6
Current smoking,%33.342.832.4
Former smoking,%34.031.134.3
Current drinking,%41.935.542.6
BMI, kg/m230.9 (6.3)30.4 (6.6)30.9 (6.3)
Diabetes,%49.450.449.3

NOTE: Data in the table are percentages for categorical variables or means (SD) for continuous variables.

  • aSubsample of women (n = 2,332).