Table 1.

Demographic characteristics of IMMEnSE cases and controls

CasesControls
RegionaGender M/F (total)Mean age (±SD)Median age (range)Gender M/F (total)Mean age (±SD)Median age (range)Control type
IT121/111 (232)62.5 (±9.9)63 (35–87)131/106 (237)58.8 (±10.8)59 (35–89)General population
PL172/189 (361)62.2 (±10.5)63 (34–86)126/234 (360)50.6 (±19.5)49.5 (18–98)Blood donors
ES133/137 (270)63.1 (±11.4)63 (27–75)229/198 (427)63.1 (±11.9)62 (24–92)Hospitalized subjects
FR46/35 (81)55.5 (±9.4)57 (27–75)101/90 (191)43.7 (±15.5)48 (18–68)Blood donors
PT32/36 (68)66.0 (±11.2)67.5 (41–86)55/45 (100)60.7 (±7.7)58 (51–85)Blood donors
HU49/90 (139)66.2 (±11.3)68 (34–90)50/54 (104)73.4 (±10.1)74.5 (51–95)Hospitalized subjects
DK203/144 (347)55.2 (±7.1)56 (29–69)293/222 (515)43.3 (±11.7)44 (17–97)Blood donors
Total756/742 (1,498)60.9 (±10.6)61 (27–93)985/949 (1,934)62.0 (±13.3)63 (18–98)

PL (Poland): Department of Hematology, Medical University of Łodz, Łodz; Department of Hematology, Cracow University Hospital, Cracow; Rzeszow Regional Hospital, Rzeszow; Holycross Cancer Center, Kielce.

ES (Spain): Hematology Division, University Hospital of Salamanca, Salamanca; Hematology and Hemotherapy Department, University Hospital Virgen de las Nieves, Granada; IDIBELL—Catalan Institute of Oncology, CIBERESP and Barcelona University, Barcelona; Hospital Universitario Doce de Octubre, Madrid; Hospital General Universitario Morales Meseguer, Murcia.

FR (France): Hospices Civils de Lyon, Lyon; International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), Lyon.

PT (Portugal): Life and Health Sciences Research Institute (ICVS), School of Health Sciences, University of Minho, Braga.

HU (Hungary): Department of Hematology, Semmelweis University, Budapest.

DK (Denmark): Department of Hematology, Roskilde Hospital, Copenhagen University, Roskilde; Institute of Cancer Epidemiology, Danish Cancer Society, Copenhagen; Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Aarhus University, Aarhus; Hospital of Southern Jutland, Aabenraa/Sønderborg; University of Southern Denmark, Odense.

  • aIT (Italy): Department of Oncology, Transplants and Advanced Technologies, Section of Haematology, Pisa University Hospital, Pisa; Department of Biology, Division of Genetics, Pisa University, Pisa.