Table 1.

Distribution of pancreatic cancer cases and noncases and BMI and physical activity according to country and age group

Pancreatic cancer cases
Noncase subjects
Median height (m)
Median BMI (kg/m2)
% Very active*
Males (%)Females (%)Males (%)Females (%)MalesFemalesMalesFemalesMalesFemales
Country
    Denmark45 (30)27 (16)25,306 (18)28,064 (9)1.771.6426.124.81211
    France0 (0)18 (10)0 (0)65,121 (22)1.6222.33
    Germany27 (18)18 (10)21,980 (15)28,457 (10)1.751.6326.624.7710
    Greece6 (4)4 (2)10,198 (7)14,559 (5)1.701.5627.628.3515
    Italy8 (5)12 (7)13,955 (10)31,099 (11)1.721.5926.025.0811
    The Netherlands6 (4)18 (10)9,958 (7)27,486 (9)1.781.6525.224.51821
    Spain8 (5)12 (7)15,414 (11)25,281 (9)1.691.5728.227.5856
    Sweden29 (19)43 (25)21,341 (15)25,112 (8)1.771.6425.324.127
    U.K. general population15 (10)11 (6)13,799 (10)17,047 (6)1.741.6125.925.01013
    U.K. health conscious8 (5)9 (5)10,105 (7)33,799 (11)1.771.6424.423.2911
Age (y)
<457 (5)9 (5)33,374 (23)74,243 (25)1.771.6325.423.21119
    45-5438 (25)42 (24)50,312 (35)113,656 (38)1.751.6326.323.91015
    55-6485 (56)85 (49)47,330 (33)86,900 (29)1.741.6126.625.2812
    ≥6522 (14)39 (23)11,040 (8)21,226 (7)1.711.5926.325.613
Total152 (100)172 (100)142,056 (100)296,025 (100)1.751.6226.224.2914
  • * Overall physical activity (see Materials and Methods).