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Table 1 Weighted prevalence estimates of demographic factors, lifestyle behaviors, body mass index, and perceived health among prostate cancer survivors and noncancer controls, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2002.

From: Lifestyle behaviors, obesity, and perceived health among men with and without a diagnosis of prostate cancer: A population-based, cross-sectional study

  Prostate cancer survivors Percent Noncancer controls Percent P value
Age (year)    
   40 – 49 2.5% 38.4%  
   50 – 59 9.2% 28.7%  
   60 – 69 24.1% 18.0%  
   70 – 79 43.5% 11.2%  
   80 – 89 19.6% 3.4%  
   90 + 1.0% 0.3% <.05
   Mean ± SD 71.7 ± 9.8 55.4 ± 11.7 <.05
Race    
   Black 9.8% 8.7%  
   Non-black 90.2% 91.3% NS*
Education    
   < 12 yrs 14.5% 12.5%  
   12 yrs 28.2% 29.1%  
   > 12 yrs 57.2% 58.4% NS
Urbanicity    
   Rural 21.5% 22.7%  
   Urban 78.5% 77.3% NS
Fruit and vegetable servings    
   ≥ 5 per day 30.7% 20.2%  
   < 5 per day 69.3% 79.8% <.05
Smoking status    
   Current smoker 11.4% 22.8%  
   Non-smoker 88.6% 77.2% <.05
Binge alcohol use    
   At risk 6.3% 16.1%  
   Not at risk 93.7% 83.9% <.05
Heavy alcohol consumption    
   At risk 3.1% 5.4%  
   Not at risk 96.9% 94.6% <.05
Sedentary behavior    
   Yes 25.5% 24.6%  
   No 74.5% 75.4% NS
Body mass index    
   < 25 (normal) 30.2% 27.1%  
   25 to 30 (overweight) 52.1% 47.9%  
   > 30 (obese) 17.7% 25.0% <.05
   Mean ± SD 26.9 ± 8.8 27.8 ± 9.4 <.05
Perceived health    
   Poor/fair 33.6% 19.0%  
   Good 33.3% 30.9%  
   Very good/excellent 33.0% 50.1% <.05
  1. All percentages weighted.
  2. *Not significant