Table 1.

Size of the EPIC cohort for the analyses of physical activity and colon and rectal cancers, by country

CountryCohort sizeAge at recruitment (mean ± SD), yYears of follow-up (mean ± SD)Person-yearsFemale, %No. colon cancer casesNo. rectal cancer cases%Active*
%Inactive*
MFMF
France67,65452.7 ± 6.68.41 ± 0.92569,25810016421NA2.0NA15.5
Italy44,56750.5 ± 7.95.91 ± 1.54263,55068.51104411.09.128.114.3
Spain39,99249.2 ± 8.06.68 ± 1.05267,34662.1804114.75.821.55.8
United Kingdom—general population28,21157.68 ± 9.35.47 ± 1.39154,22158.41185814.911.012.510.5
United Kingdom—health conscious45,88043.9 ± 14.45.38 ± 1.20246,96077.1623313.39.518.221.3
The Netherlands32,39449.8 ± 11.86.09 ± 2.03197,23576.31075226.019.012.58.5
Greece25,57453.1 ± 12.63.71 ± 0.7694,80958.613129.812.718.15.5
Germany49,49850.6 ± 8.65.83 ± 1.43288,76156.41036912.47.920.620.6
Sweden24,26758.0 ± 7.67.61 ± 1.69184,70657.8106884.14.821.219.3
Denmark55,00756.7 ± 4.46.69 ± 1.07368,22952.223118118.38.522.726.5
Total413,04451.9 ± 10.06.38 ± 1.782,635,07569.11,09459913.98.020.415.6
  • * Excluding all study subjects who had unknown or missing occupational physical activity data.