Table 1

Distribution of potential prostate cancer risk factors at baseline interview across cases and noncases within race

CharacteristicCaucasiansAfrican Americans
Cases n = 154Noncases n = 4468Cases n = 47Noncases n = 708
Age (yr)n (%)n (%)n (%)n (%)
<507 (4.5)2044 (45.7)1 (2.1)286 (40.4)
50–5939 (25.3)787 (17.6)7 (14.9)121 (17.1)
60–6974 (48.1)1080 (24.2)29 (61.7)189 (26.7)
≥7034 (22.1)557 (12.5)10 (21.3)112 (15.8)
Totala154446847708
Education
High school or less132 (85.7)3206 (72.3)45 (95.7)618 (89.0)
More than high school22 (14.3)1229 (27.7)2 (4.3)76 (11.0)
Total154443547694
Nonrecreational activity
Very active68 (44.2)1983 (44.4)15 (31.9)343 (48.4)
Moderately active69 (44.8)1987 (44.5)22 (46.8)288 (40.7)
Inactive17 (11.0)494 (11.1)10 (21.3)77 (10.9)
Total154446447708
Recreational activity
Much36 (23.4)1088 (24.4)3 (6.4)129 (18.2)
Moderate61 (39.6)1821 (40.8)16 (34.0)218 (30.8)
Little or none57 (37.0)1554 (34.8)28 (59.5)361 (51.0)
Total154446347708
Alcohol frequency
Some113 (73.4)3536 (79.3)23 (48.9)519 (73.3)
Noneb41 (26.6)921 (20.7)24 (51.1)189 (26.7)
Total154445747708
Family history of prostate cancer
No144 (94.1)4304 (98.0)44 (100.0)684 (99.7)
Yes9 (5.9)87 (2.0)0 (0.0)2 (.28)
Total153439144686
  • a Without missing values.

  • b Answered “no” to having consumed alcohol in the previous year.