Table 1

Mean ± SD of baseline characteristics of the 191 study subjects by the VDR FokI genotype

VariableVDR FokI genotypePa
FFFfff
No. of subjects (%)78 (41%)73 (38%)40 (21%)
Age at surgery (yrs)64.8 ± 6.865.2 ± 6.563.2 ± 6.20.28
% Gleason grade 4/542.8 ± 30.043.8 ± 30.230.3 ± 28.60.05b
Index cancer volume (cc)5.2 ± 5.35.3 ± 5.75.7 ± 6.00.88
Preoperative serum PSA (ng/ml)24.5 ± 39.519.7 ± 23.218.5 ± 14.10.49
  • a By ANOVA.

  • b P = 0.015 by t test when the FF and Ff genotypes were combined and compared with the ff genotype.