Table 6

Metabolic gene allele frequencies as a function of sex

GeneEthnicityMen (n)Women (n)Significance
GSTM1*0 Caucasian0.526 (6015)0.543 (4098)NSa
Asian0.525 (1134)0.541 (377)NS
African0.233 (292)0.321 (187)P = 0.034
GSTT1*0 Caucasian0.181 (3181)0.210 (2074)P = 0.010
 Non-Scandinavian0.206 (2129)0.215 (1960)NS
 Scandinavian0.131 (1052)0.114 (114)NS
Asian (Malaysia)0.482 (108)0.548 (135)NS
AfricanNAbNA
CYP1A1*2A Caucasian0.0543 (2173)0.0635 (1566)NS
Asian0.148 (526)0.150 (100)NS
African0.218 (172)0.225 (229)NS
  • a NS, no significant differences between men and women by χ2 test.

  • b NA, not available.