Table 1.

Study characteristics at baseline

CountryStudyBaselineNo. subjectsMean age (y)Female (%)Diabetes (%)Median FU (y)PC DeathsCurrent smokers (%)
Mean CPD
Mean BMI
MFMF
AustraliaBusselton1966-19817,76744.9523.526.5324424191624.6
AustraliaCanberra-Queanbeyan1990-199170676.5456.79.82129
AustraliaLong. Study of Aging1992-19931,61078.1488.34.6188161326.0
AustraliaMelbourne1990-199441,28554.8595.48.552159221626.9
AustraliaNational Heart Foundation1989-19909,27743.5511.98.392721211625.4
AustraliaNewcastle1983-19945,92951.7503.58.9102818201826.7
AustraliaPerth1978-199410,23045.1482.114.4223021201625.2
AustraliaWA AAA Screenees1996-199912,20372.2011.63.215111426.9
NZFletcher Challenge1992-199410,32644.3282.65.872518151326.4
ANZSubtotal1966-199999,33353.4455.08.31502014201626.3
ChinaAnzhen19918,37853.8554.355110151023.9
ChinaEast Beijing1977-19941,12843.8515.617.11471123.6
ChinaGuangzhou Occupational1985-1998166,69541.52210.57.325601151222.6
ChinaSeven Cities Cohorts198710,81153.9551.22.75571722.6
ChinaSix Cohorts1982-198619,38744.7479.09761221.2
ChinaTianjin19849,33554.6516.14633923.5
ChinaXi'an19761,69544.43419.745412149
Hong KongHong Kong1985-19912,98378.6578.62.53291113821.9
JapanAita town1980-19831,13050.8592.716.43662221322.6
JapanAkabane1985-19861,83454.5562.511.0662123922.5
JapanCivil Service Workers1990-19929,24046.7331.86.72511122.5
JapanHisayama19611,60156.15624.623761721.6
JapanKonan1987-19951,22651.75512.66.44625221121.9
JapanOhasama1992-19932,24059.56410.94.1251223.3
JapanSaitama1986-19903,61554.5621.711.06638221322.4
JapanShibata19772,35056.9581.120.014724201022.4
JapanShigaraki Town1991-19973,73057.1597.24.42598221322.5
JapanShirakawa1974-19794,64048.0541.017.51570521.5
SingaporeSingapore Heart1982-19972,32140.74911.414.6240323.5
South KoreaKMIC1992160,24244.0337.74.03858023.0
TaiwanCVDFACTS1988-19965,72947.2552.76.0148123.5
AsiaSubtotal1961-1998420,31044.6336.66.5174595161122.8
Total1961-1999519,64346.3356.26.8324537171523.7
  • NOTE: Blank denotes no data available.

    Abbreviations: NZ, New Zealand; CPD, cigarettes per day for current smokers; M, males; F, females; PC, pancreatic cancer.