Table 1

Distribution of cases and controls for selected variablesa

VariableCasesControlsSignificance
Age (yr)
40–492 (0.9)4 (0.9)
50–5910 (4.6)20 (4.6)
60–6970 (32.3)141 (32.7)
70–79107 (49.3)215 (49.9)
80–8928 (12.9)51 (11.8)0.99
Residence
Montevideo102 (47.0)210 (48.7)
Other counties115 (53.0)221 (51.3)0.74
Urban/rural status
Urban152 (70.0)304 (70.5)
Rural65 (30.0)127 (29.5)0.97
Education (yr)
0–277 (35.5)143 (33.2)
3–475 (34.6)127 (29.5)
5+65 (30.0)161 (37.4)0.15
Monthly income (United States dollars)
≤15865 (30.0)152 (35.3)
159+61 (28.1)148 (34.3)
Unknown91 (41.9)131 (30.4)0.01
Family history of prostate cancer
No210 (96.8)430 (99.8)
Yes7 (3.2)1 (0.2)0.004
Body mass index
≤23.544 (20.3)118 (27.4)
23.6–25.260 (27.6)105 (24.4)
25.3–27.356 (25.8)107 (24.8)
27.4+57 (26.3)101 (23.4)0.24
Alcohol drinking
Nondrinkers82 (37.8)136 (31.6)
1–6039 (18.0)103 (23.9)
61–12041 (18.9)86 (20.0)
121+55 (25.3)106 (24.6)0.24
No. of children
040 (18.4)75 (17.4)
1–265 (29.9)119 (27.6)
3–457 (26.2)185 (42.9)
5+39 (17.9)44 (10.2)
Unknown16 (7.4)8 (1.9)0.24
Mean energy intake2114.22033.1
No. of patients217 (100)431 (100)
  • a Values in parentheses are percentages.