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Table 1.

Baseline characteristics of 25,623 study participants and 851 incident cancer cases, by gender, from the Greek component of the EPIC study

Baseline characteristicsStudy population
Cancer cases
Men (n = 10,582)Women (n = 15,041)Men (n = 421)Women (n = 430)
 Median (25th, 75th centiles)    
Age (y) 52.2 (42.3, 64.3) 53.8 (43.3, 63.9) 64.6 (56.6, 69.8) 59.6 (48.5, 67.1) 
Formal education (y) 6 (6, 12) 6 (3, 12) 6 (6, 12) 6 (3, 12) 
Height (cm) 170.0 (165.0, 174.8) 156.0 (152.0, 160.5) 168.0 (164.0, 173.0) 156.0 (151.0, 160.0) 
Body mass index (kg/m227.9 (25.6, 30.4) 28.6 (25.2, 32.1) 27.4 (25.1, 30.3) 29.2 (25.7, 32.7) 
Physical activity (MET-h/d) 34.1 (31.2, 38.5) 35.1 (32.7, 37.7) 32.8 (30.1, 36.3) 34.8 (32.7, 37.6) 
 n (%)    
Smoking status     
    Never 2,691 (25) 11,232 (75) 77 (18) 334 (78) 
    Former 3,667 (35) 1,171 (8) 166 (40) 32 (7) 
    Current 4,224 (40) 2,638 (17) 178 (42) 64 (15) 
Ethanol intake (g/d)     
    <10 5,232 (49) 13,775 (92) 236 (56) 394 (92) 
    10-<30 3,383 (32) 1,132 (7) 109 (26) 32 (7) 
    ≥30 1,967 (19) 134 (1) 76 (18) 4 (1) 
Supplement intake     
    No 10,031 (95) 12,231 (81) 393 (93) 342 (79) 
    Yes 551 (5) 2,810 (19) 28 (7) 88 (21) 
Baseline characteristicsStudy population
Cancer cases
Men (n = 10,582)Women (n = 15,041)Men (n = 421)Women (n = 430)
 Median (25th, 75th centiles)    
Age (y) 52.2 (42.3, 64.3) 53.8 (43.3, 63.9) 64.6 (56.6, 69.8) 59.6 (48.5, 67.1) 
Formal education (y) 6 (6, 12) 6 (3, 12) 6 (6, 12) 6 (3, 12) 
Height (cm) 170.0 (165.0, 174.8) 156.0 (152.0, 160.5) 168.0 (164.0, 173.0) 156.0 (151.0, 160.0) 
Body mass index (kg/m227.9 (25.6, 30.4) 28.6 (25.2, 32.1) 27.4 (25.1, 30.3) 29.2 (25.7, 32.7) 
Physical activity (MET-h/d) 34.1 (31.2, 38.5) 35.1 (32.7, 37.7) 32.8 (30.1, 36.3) 34.8 (32.7, 37.6) 
 n (%)    
Smoking status     
    Never 2,691 (25) 11,232 (75) 77 (18) 334 (78) 
    Former 3,667 (35) 1,171 (8) 166 (40) 32 (7) 
    Current 4,224 (40) 2,638 (17) 178 (42) 64 (15) 
Ethanol intake (g/d)     
    <10 5,232 (49) 13,775 (92) 236 (56) 394 (92) 
    10-<30 3,383 (32) 1,132 (7) 109 (26) 32 (7) 
    ≥30 1,967 (19) 134 (1) 76 (18) 4 (1) 
Supplement intake     
    No 10,031 (95) 12,231 (81) 393 (93) 342 (79) 
    Yes 551 (5) 2,810 (19) 28 (7) 88 (21) 
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