Table 1.

Sociodemographic and lifestyle characteristics of the participants of the AHS-2, according to incident cancer status

VariableCancer (%)No incident cancer (%)P
Gender
 Male5.0594.95<0.0001
 Female3.8196.19
Age, y
 30–501.4798.53<0.0001
 51–704.3295.68
 71+7.7992.21
Race
 White4.4195.590.0003
 Black3.7796.23
Education
 ≤High School4.7795.230.0002
 Some college4.1695.84
 College grad+4.0995.91
BMI, kg/m2
 <254.1295.880.02
 25–304.5495.46
 ≥314.0795.93
Family history
 Yes5.2694.74<0.0001
 No3.7096.30
Alcohol
 Ever3.9796.030.002
 Never4.4595.55
Smoking
 Ever4.7395.270.002
 Never4.1395.87
Exercise
 Low4.7195.290.001
 Medium4.3395.67
 High3.9996.01