Table 1.

Descriptive statistics for Alberta's Tomorrow Project study population who completed the Past Year Total Physical Activity Questionnaire and consented to data linkage, n = 26,538

Male cancer casesMale noncancerFemale cancer casesFemales noncancer
(n = 925)(n = 9,074)(n = 1,261)(n = 15,278)
Follow-up time (years)6.6 (3.8)11.3 (2.5)6.6 (3.7)11.1 (2.5)
Total PA (MET-hrs/wk)151.1 (75.1)173.6 (74.8)145.3 (68.5)157.3 (65.1)
Occupational PA (MET-hrs/wk)90.8 (72.9)112.1 (70.0)58.1 (56.8)67.2 (53.4)
Recreational PA (MET-hrs/wk)26.6 (26.9)27.9 (27.3)20.6 (20.6)23.5 (23.4)
Household PA (MET-hrs/wk)33.2 (28.5)32.5 (28.4)66.0 (44.5)65.8 (42.9)
Transportation PA (MET-hrs/wk)0.6 (2.8)1.2 (4.9)0.6 (2.4)0.7 (2.7)
Age (years)57.8 (8.2)50.7 (9.0)55.9 (9.0)50.8 (9.1)
Self-reported measured BMI (kg/m2)28.9 (4.8)28.0 (4.4)28.3 (6.3)27.2 (5.9)
 BMI <30 kg/m265.7% (n = 608)72.9% (n = 6,614)67.2% (n = 847)74.3% (n = 11,357)
 BMI ≥30 kg/m234.3% (n = 317)27.1% (n = 2,460)32.8% (n = 414)25.7% (n = 3,921)
Mean daily energy intake (kcal)2,154.8 (1,023.6)2,244.9 (1,019.1)1,592.0 (647.6)1,643.5 (668.2)
Mean daily fibre intake (g)20.0 (9.3)20.7 (9.8)17.7 (8.2)18.4 (8.8)
Mean daily alcohol intake (g)17.5 (41.1)16.6 (45.2)6.0 (14.1)6.5 (19.8)
Marital status
 Married or living with someone83.7% (n = 774)83.3% (n = 7,556)72.2% (n = 910)76.4 (n = 11,667)
 Divorced, separated, or widowed11.0% (n = 102)10.2% (n = 928)21.8% (n = 275)18.3% (n = 2,803)
 Single5.3% (n = 49)6.5% (n = 589)6.0% (n = 75)5.3% (n = 807)
Education
 High school or less32.4% (n = 300)24.2% (n = 2,201)34.5% (n = 435)29.5% (n = 4,509)
 Some post-high school18.6% (n = 172)18.3% (n = 1,660)22.8% (n = 288)21.9% (n = 3,341)
 Post–high school certificate or degree49.0% (n = 453)57.5% (n = 5,212)42.7% (n = 538)48.6% (n = 7,427)
Total household income
 $0–$49,99933.5% (n = 304)23.3% (n = 2,083)46.7% (n = 570)35.3% (n = 5,238)
 $50,000–$99,99944.0% (n = 399)45.1% (n = 4,037)37.8% (n = 461)40.2% (n = 5,973)
 ≥$100,00022.5% (n = 204)31.6% (n = 2,830)15.5% (n = 189)24.5% (n = 3,632)
Urban/rural status
 Urban74.7% (n = 691)77.8% (n = 7,053)73.0% (n = 920)76.1% (n = 11,613)
 Rural25.3% (n = 234)22.2% (n = 2,011)27.0% (n = 340)23.9% (n = 3,648)
Smoking status
 Never32.4% (n = 300)42.9% (n = 3,888)39.7% (n = 500)47.0% (n = 7,179)
 Former47.0% (n = 435)39.3% (n = 3,565)36.9% (n = 465)36.3% (n = 5,537)
 Current20.5% (n = 190)17.8% (n = 1,616)23.4% (n = 295)16.7% (n = 2, 550)
Pack-years of smoking16.1 (19.2)10.3 (15.0)12.4 (16.6)7.5 (12.3)
Self-reported history of a cardiovascular condition
 No45.3% (n = 419)56.6% (n = 5,133)53.2% (n = 671)63.0% (n = 9,628)
 Yes54.7% (n = 505)43.4% (n = 3,939)46.8% (n = 590)37.0% (n = 5,644)
Self-reported history of a respiratory condition
 No94.9% (n = 877)96.9% (n = 8,785)94.6% (n = 1,193)95.9% (n = 14,646)
 Yes5.1% (n = 47)3.1% (n = 283)5.4% (n = 68)4.1% (n = 625)
Self-reported family history of cancer
 No42.6% (n = 394)49.9% (n = 4,525)38.9% (n = 490)45.8% (n = 6,999)
 Yes57.4% (n = 545)50.1% (n = 4,549)61.1% (n = 771)54.2% (n = 8,279)
Self-reported colon cancer screening
 No53.8% (n = 498)60.3% (n = 5,469)50.9% (642)57.4% (n = 8,765)
 Yes46.2% (n = 427)39.7% (n = 3,605)49.1% (n = 619)42.6% (n = 6,513)
Self-reported prostate cancer screening
 No12.0% (n = 111)25.2% (n = 2,290)N/AN/A
 Yes88.0% (n = 814)74.8% (n = 6,783)N/AN/A
Self-reported breast cancer screening
 NoN/AN/A1.5% (n = 19)2.5% (n = 385)
 YesN/AN/A98.5% (n = 1,242)97.5% (n = 14,891)
Menopausal status
 PremenopausalN/AN/A31.8% (n = 401)52.6% (n = 8,028)
 PostmenopausalN/AN/A68.2% (n = 860)47.4% (n = 7,249)