Table 1.

Mean (SD) sex steroid hormone concentrations and anthropometric data at study entry for a cohort of 794 men from the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging, 1958 to 1998

Prostate cancer casesNoncasesP*
n114680
Age57.0 (12.8)50.9 (15.5)<0.001
Testosterone (ng/dL)449.4 (114.6)461.5 (116.6)0.31
DHEAS (ng/mL)1,634.3 (1,118.1)1,861.9 (1,108.9)0.06
SHBG (ng/mL)80.0 (25.4)82.3 (26.6)0.38
Calculated free testosterone (ng/dL)5.02 (1.58)5.23 (1.78)0.22
FTI (nmol/L/nmol/L)0.24 (0.10)0.26 (0.12)0.14
Height (cm)176.4 (6.1)177.1 (6.8)0.25
Weight (kg)78.0 (9.6)80.9 (12.8)0.02
  • NOTE: FTI = (testosterone / sex hormone binding globulin) × 100.

  • * For the hypothesis test of no difference in means (t test) between prostate cancer cases and noncases.