Table 3

Demographic characteristics of men by BMI at study entry, CPS-I and CPS-II

CovariateCPS-I BMI Age-adjusted percentageaCPS-II BMI Age-adjusted percentagea
BMI (<25.0) 172,497BMI (25.0–<30.0) 182,981BMI (>30.0) 26,160BMI (<25.0) 175,794BMI (25.0–<30.0) 215,977BMI (>30.0) 42,859
Race/ethnicity
 White98.098.096.394.895.092.9
 Black1.91.93.53.13.55.6
 Other0.10.10.12.11.51.5
Family history of prostate cancer1.41.31.23.03.02.8
Smoking status
 Never18.323.026.526.025.325.3
 Current39.729.725.724.618.516.7
 Former9.311.710.526.431.131.4
 Ever, unknown status1.41.51.8
 Ever, pipe/cigar31.033.434.818.920.621.0
Education
 <High school graduate42.441.951.713.415.421.2
 High school graduate18.818.416.918.120.422.0
 Some college18.118.316.026.027.127.3
 ≥College graduate19.920.514.041.235.727.9
Exercise
 None2.42.64.21.71.94.1
 Slight18.520.721.718.922.330.5
 Moderate62.161.756.964.863.855.3
 Heavy15.913.915.813.611.09.0
  • a Percentages are directly adjusted to the age distribution of CPS-I and CPS-II combined. Percentages may not add to 100% because of missing data.