Table 1.

Age-adjusted percentages and medians of selected characteristics by categories of meat intake and by race (Cancer Prevention Study II Nutrition Cohort, 1992-2001)

Blacks
Whites
Processed meat
Unprocessed red meat
Poultry
Processed meat
Unprocessed red meat
Poultry
Q1Q4Q1Q4Q1Q4Q1Q4Q1Q4Q1Q4
Age group (y)
    <554.76.44.79.43.510.54.04.23.15.23.26.7
    55-6452.650.954.451.548.853.250.454.346.357.146.959.0
    65-7439.840.938.536.342.934.540.237.944.234.244.130.8
    >752.91.82.42.94.71.85.53.66.53.65.83.5
Education level
    <High school8.016.27.014.312.512.55.512.14.99.88.67.1
    High school graduate13.720.715.320.219.313.214.825.613.622.721.216.5
    Some college27.520.625.325.825.923.823.227.923.027.126.824.6
    College graduate17.314.418.313.27.618.823.817.623.920.020.323.3
    Graduate school31.425.232.425.032.430.232.116.134.219.822.527.9
Body mass index (kg/m2)
    <2531.525.530.629.631.025.043.229.547.828.436.834.9
    25-<3054.747.450.641.249.450.146.149.442.851.348.947.9
    ≥3011.524.916.526.217.823.29.619.58.119.013.016.0
Family history of prostate cancer
    No81.182.179.484.285.879.388.387.988.487.488.287.4
    Yes18.917.920.615.814.220.711.712.111.612.611.812.6
History of diabetes
    No82.967.178.766.782.371.488.182.088.383.986.784.5
    Yes17.132.921.333.317.728.611.918.011.716.113.315.5
History of PSA testing*
    No20.825.620.127.629.520.214.720.813.719.718.116.1
    Yes79.274.479.972.470.579.885.379.286.380.381.983.9
Total calorie intake (kcal/d)
    Median1,2812,0061,2812,0831,3531,8441,4802,1951,3512,1211,5421,979
Processed meat intake (g/wk)
    Median273475219610812121349211518884
Unprocessed red meat intake (g/wk)
    Median1193577357919028420046179602271332
Poultry intake (g/wk)
    Median1881771512165640014414414415659366
  • NOTE: Percentages were adjusted to the age distribution of the entire study population and may not sum to 100 due to missing data.

  • * Ever reported PSA testing during study follow-up, excluding testing reported after prostate cancer diagnosis.