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Table 2 Participants’ characteristics by cancer status

From: DNA methylation and cancer incidence: lymphatic–hematopoietic versus solid cancers in the Strong Heart Study

  Lymphatic–hematopoietic cancer (N = 41) Solid cancers (N = 394) Overall cancer (N = 420) No cancer (N = 1904)
Age (years), median (IQR) 53.2 (49.8, 59.9) 56.4 (50.5, 64.0) 56.2 (50.4, 63.7) 54.7 (49.0, 61.7)
Sex, % male 36.6 46.2 46.0 40.5
Smoking status, %     
 Former 22.0 30.2 22.6 30.9
 Current 46.3 47.2 46.4 36.7
BMI, median (IQR) 31.5 (26.9, 36.5) 29.0 (25.5, 33.8) 29.2 (25.7, 33.9) 29.7 (26.3, 33.5)
  1. Medians (IQR) or percentages are shown for continuous or categorical variables, respectively
  2. IQR interquartile range