Table 1.

Geometric mean concentrations of serum micronutrients by selected risk factors for gastric cancer among control subjects only, Shanghai Cohort Study, 1986-1998

Cigarette smoking
Alcohol drinking
Urinary epigallocatechin status*
H. pylori status
NoYesPNoYesPNegativePositivePNegativePositiveP
Subjects (n)23433632624410446198448
α-Carotene (μg/dL)0.790.55<0.0010.700.580.070.830.610.020.730.650.42
β-Carotene (μg/dL)10.58.4<0.0019.98.30.0038.29.40.089.99.00.24
β-Cryptoxanthin (μg/dL)3.32.6<0.0013.02.60.042.33.00.0042.53.00.07
Lycopene (μg/dL)3.02.2<0.0012.82.10.0032.52.50.942.92.50.14
Lutein/zeaxanthin (μg/dL)30.728.60.0429.329.60.7728.629.60.4229.629.50.93
Retinol (μg/dL)46.847.10.7945.049.7<0.00147.446.90.7350.246.40.01
Vitamin C (mg/L)7.05.3<0.0016.45.3<0.0015.66.00.296.15.90.75
α-Tocopherol (mg/L)8.78.50.438.68.50.878.28.70.128.38.60.30
γ-Tocopherol (mg/L)1.61.60.531.61.60.551.51.60.121.61.60.90
  • * Detectable levels of urinary epigallocatechin. Five subjects with missing epigallocatechin status were excluded from these data analyses.

  • Seropositivity of H. pylori antibodies. Twenty-four subjects with missing H. pylori status were excluded from these data analyses.