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Table 1 Demographics and clinical characteristics by participant status (n = 831)

From: Association of genetic ancestry with colorectal tumor location in Puerto Rican Latinos

Characteristic Control (n = 425)
n (%)
CRC (n = 406)
n (%)
p value**
Age at recruitment
  < 60 years 293 (68.9) 198 (48.8) < 0.001
  ≥ 60 years 132 (31.1) 208 (51.2)
Gender
 Male 120 (28.2) 211 (52.0) < 0.001
 Female 305 (71.8) 195 (48.0)
Educational levela
  ≥ 12 years 155 (61.0) 123 (43.0) < 0.001
  < 12 years 99 (39.0) 163 (57.0)
Marital statusa
 Single/divorced/widowed 86 (35.4) 75 (32.5) 0.50
 Married 157 (64.6) 156 (67.5)
Health insurancea
 Private 119 (68.8) 184 (65.7) 0.07
 Public 54 (31.2) 88 (31.4)
 Other 0 (0.0) 8 (2.9)
Family history of CRCa
 No 226 (67.3) 285 (74.8) 0.03
 Yes 110 (32.7) 96 (25.2)
Current drinkera
 No 263 (63.1) 286 (78.1) < 0.001
 Yes 154 (36.9) 80 (21.9)
Ever smoked 100 cigarettes
 No 290 (69.71) 228 (61.96) 0.02
 Yes 126 (30.29) 140 (38.04)
BMIa
  < 20 11 (2.7) 14 (3.6) 0.71
 20–24 116 (28.2) 99 (25.1)
 25–29 155 (37.7) 152 (38.6)
 30 129 (31.4) 129 (32.7)
European ancestry (mean ± SD) 0.610 ± 0.141 0.613 ± 0.122 0.82
African ancestry (mean ± SD) 0.211 ± 0.131 0.207 ± 0.118 0.89
Amerindian ancestry (mean ± SD) 0.180 ± 0.071 0.180 ± 0.071 0.63
  1. **p value from chi-square distribution or Fisher’s exact test for categorical variables and Mann-Whitney test for continuous variables
  2. aCounts varied due to missing information