Table 1.

Baseline characteristics of cases and controls by brain cancer subentity, EPIC 1994–2006

GliomaMeningiomaAcoustic neuroma
CasesControlsCasesControlsCasesControls
Mean (SD)Mean (SD)Mean (SD)Mean (SD)Mean (SD)Mean (SD)
Age at blood donation55.0 (8.1)55.0 (8.1)54.2 (7.8)54.1 (7.8)55.9 (8.2)55.9 (8.2)
Age at diagnosis59.6 (8.2)58.6 (8.2)60.0 (8.5)
BMI (kg/m2)26.4 (4.2)26.4 (4.0)26.9 (4.3)26.1 (3.9)25.7 (4.4)26.0 (4.3)
WHR0.9 (0.1)0.9 (0.1)0.8 (0.1)0.8 (0.1)0.9 (0.1)0.8 (0.1)
Height (cm)168.5 (9.5)167.6 (8.8)165.4 (9.3)165.8 (9.1)165.8 (10.4)166.0 (8.7)
Energy (kcal/d)2,201 (790)2,154 (663)1,991 (613)2,048 (622)2,147 (703)1,975 (566)
Alcohol (g/d)17.1 (19.9)14.9 (18.8)10.5 (15.4)12.2 (18.4)13.5 (22.0)13.5 (16.6)
Total fat (g/d)85.7 (37.4)84.0 (31.6)77.8 (29.5)79.3 (28.8)83.3 (33.7)78.5 (29.3)
Proteins (g/d)89.3 (31.8)88.5 (29.2)82.0 (25.2)83.2 (25.3)82.9 (27.4)78.8 (25.1)
n (%)n (%)n (%)n (%)n (%)n (%)
Sex
 Male139 (49.3)277 (49.4)45 (25.6)90 (25.7)16 (32.7)31 (32.0)
 Female143 (50.7)284 (50.6)131 (74.4)260 (74.3)33 (67.4)66 (68.0)
Highest school level
 Primary school or less102 (36.2)180 (32.1)73 (41.5)115 (32.9)13 (26.5)35 (36.1)
 Vocational secondary education78 (27.7)151 (26.9)50 (28.4)100 (28.6)18 (36.7)22 (22.7)