Table 1.

Age-adjusted percentages and medians of selected characteristics by categories of BMI (CPS-II Nutrition Cohort, 1992-2003)

BMI in 1992 (kg/m2)
<25.025.0 to <27.527.5 to <30.030.0 to <35.0≥35.0
n25,10222,19512,6758,3651,654
Race
    White97.397.897.697.196.7
    Black0.91.11.41.82.4
    Other1.81.11.01.10.9
Age group
    <553.43.94.65.27.5
    55-6445.751.754.858.263.1
    65-7443.739.837.234.328.5
    >757.24.73.42.31.0
Education level
    <High school6.07.59.911.814.1
    High school graduate16.118.921.323.321.5
    Some college24.025.826.628.329.0
    College graduate23.722.519.816.915.8
    Graduate school29.724.821.518.819.0
Smoking status
    Never/unknown status36.733.130.029.228.7
    Former52.658.462.463.165.1
    Current10.78.57.67.76.2
Family history of prostate cancer
    No88.087.987.788.488.7
    Yes12.012.112.311.611.3
History of diabetes
    No88.985.580.972.758.8
    Yes11.114.519.127.341.2
History of PSA testing*
    No10.610.211.412.914.7
    Yes89.489.888.687.185.3
Height (in.)
    Median70.070.071.070.070.0
Total calorie intake (kcal/d)
    Median1,6691,7091,7681,8271,919
METs (h/wk)
    Median13.510.57.54.53.5
  • 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 calculated from 1997 onward, excluding testing reported after prostate cancer diagnosis.