Table 2.

Age-adjusted baseline characteristics of subjects by incident CRC diagnosis: IWHS, 1986

VariableIncident CRC
Yes (n = 870)No (n = 34,102)P
Age, mean ± SE (y)62.4 ± 0.161.5 ± 0.020.0001
Body mass index, mean ± SE (kg/m2)27.7 ± 0.127.0 ± 0.020.0001
Prevalent type 2 DM, % ± SE7.6 ± 0.85.4 ± 0.10.01
Total energy intake, mean ± SE (kcal/d)1,759 ± 211,799 ± 30.06
Calcium, mean ± SE (mg/d)*1,017 ± 191,098 ± 30.0001
Vitamin E, mean ± SE (mg/d)*55.3 ± 5.167.0 ± 0.80.02
  • * Including supplements.