Table 1.

Baseline characteristics of women who did or did not develop pancreatic cancer, 1986

Incident pancreatic cancer
P
Yes (n = 209)No (n = 37,793)
Mean age, y (SD)62.4 (4.3)61.6 (4.2)0.01
Mean BMI, kg/m2 (SD)27.1 (5.1)27.0 (5.1)0.86
Mean WHR (SD)0.84 (0.08)0.84 (0.09)0.33
BMI categories
    Normal weight (BMI < 25 kg/m2)84 (40%)14,962 (40%)0.71
    Overweight (25-29.9 kg/m2)72 (34%)13,956 (37%)
    Obese (≥30 kg/m2)53 (25%)8,875 (23%)
WHR tertiles
    ≤0.795169 (33%)12,533 (33%)0.30
    0.7952-0.869361 (29%)12,571 (33%)
    ≥0.869479 (38%)12,520 (33%)
Regular physical activity
    Yes121 (58%)21,767 (58%)0.87
    No88 (42%)15,468 (42%)
Physical activity level
    Low97 (46%)17,534 (47%)0.17
    Medium49 (23%)10,222 (28%)
    High63 (30%)9,269 (25%)
Moderate physical activity
    Few times a year, rarely or never40 (19%)7,694 (21%)0.83
    1 time a week or a few times a month58 (28%)10,558 (28%)
    ≥2 times per week111(53%)4,476 (51%)
Vigorous physical activity
    Few times a year, rarely or never176 (84%)30,777 (83%)0.79
    1 time a week or a few times a month18 (9%)3,222 (9%)
    ≥2 times per week15 (7%)3,157 (9%)
Smoking status
    Current smoker47 (23%)5,504 (15%)0.002
    Former smoker29 (14%)7,178 (19%)
    Never smoker129 (63%)24,512 (66%)
Pack-years of smoking
    0129 (64%)24,512 (66%)0.38
    1-1924 (12%)5,001 (14%)
    20-3927 (13%)4,143 (11%)
    >4023 (11%)3,215 (9%)
Diabetes
    Yes25 (12%)2,338 (6%)0.0006
    No183 (88%)35,150 (94%)
Alcohol (g/d)
    0113 (54%)21,353 (57%)0.78
    ≤452 (25%)8,886 (24%)
    >444 (21%)7,554 (20%)
Coffee
    Never or rarely127 (61%)21,510 (58%)0.32
    Once or more per month28 (14%)4,155 (11%)
    Once or more per week27 (13%)5,970 (16%)
    Once or more per day25 (12%)5,449 (15%)
Tea
    Never or rarely84 (43%)14,858 (42%)0.18
    Once or more per month23 (12%)5,952 (17%)
    Once or more per week47 (24%)8,753 (24%)
    Once or more per day42 (21%)6,190 (17%)
NSAIDS and aspirin use
    No28 (22%)5,185 (18%)0.24
    Yes102 (78%)24,281 (82 %)
Multivitamin use
    No152 (74%)24,700 (66%)0.02
    Yes53 (26%)12,483 (34%)
  • Abbreviation: NSAIDS, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.