Table 2.

Distribution of selected colorectal adenoma risk factors by quartile of CRP among control (polyp-free) individuals (n = 396)

Quartile of CRP (mg/L)
<0.80.8–1.81.8–4.0≥4.0
Age, y62.5 (0.5)62.6 (0.5)63.6 (0.5)62.4 (0.5)
BMI, kg/m225.0 (0.4)27.3 (0.4)27.3 (0.4)29.1 (0.4)
Female, %24.628.937.150.0
Caucasian, %82.493.092.392.4
Family history of CRC, %8.08.012.910.6
College education, %46.038.833.535.9
Diabetes, %4.85.56.79.4
≥3 hours physical activity/week36.924.422.219.4
Current Smoker, %5.44.511.38.2
Ever use of HT (women)51.053.047.070.0
Regular use of NSAID, %48.757.760.362.9
Hypertension, %23.934.331.338.7
Alcohol intake, g/day12.2 (2.7)12.2 (2.8)12.2 (2.7)8.9 (2.7)
Folate intake, μg/day437 (20)427 (21)391 (20)360 (20)
Red meat intake, g/day74.5 (7.0)86.9 (7.2)81.2 (7.0)84.0 (7.0)
Energy intake, kcal/day2,346 (94)2,300 (97)2,212 (94)2,059 (94)
Saturated fat, g/day26.0 (1.5)25.2 (1.5)24.6 (1.5)22.9 (1.5)
Fiber, g/day28.3 (1.1)26.6 (1.1)23.5 (1.1)23.2 (1.1)
Calcium, mg/day1,028 (60)1,101 (61)1,046 (60)932 (60)

NOTE: Values are means (±SD) unless otherwise stated.