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Table 1 Patient characteristics by pathology diagnosis

From: Role of life events in the presence of colon polyps among African Americans

  Normal Hyperplastic polyp Adenoma P value
n = 43 n = 23 n = 44
Age, mean (SD) 59 (10.5) 58 (9.2) 58 (6.8) 0.9
Gender     0.9
Male 19 (44%) 9 (40%) 17 (39%)  
Female 24 (56%) 14 (60%) 27 (61%)  
Education     0.02
Middle school 1 (2%) 2 (9%) 0  
High school 25 (60%) 5 (22%) 21 (48%)  
College & higher 16 (38%) 16 (70%) 23 (52%)  
Indication     0.6
Screening 21 (49%) 14 (61%) 28 (64%)  
Follow-up 15 (35%) 5 (22%) 10 (23%)  
Diagnostic 7 (16%) 4 (17%) 6 (14%)  
BMI     0.8
<18.5 0 0 1 (2%)  
18.5-24.9 12 (28%) 5 (23%) 7 (16%)  
25.0-29.9 14 (33%) 10 (45%) 18 (41%)  
30.0-34.9 11 (26%) 5 (23%) 10 (23%)  
= > 35.0 6 (14%) 2 (9%) 8 (18%)  
Medical history of any other disease 32 (74%) 14 (61%) 36 (82%) 0.2
Family history of cancer 17 (40%) 10 (43%) 18 (41%) 0.9
Family history of colon cancer 4 (9%) 3 (13%) 11 (25%) 0.1
Smoking status     0.3
Current smokers 7 (16%) 3 (13%) 14 (32%)  
Previous smokers 15 (35%) 8 (35%) 14 (32%)  
Alcohol consumption     0.04
Yes 25 (58%) 7 (30%) 15 (36%)  
No 18 (42%) 16 (70%) 27 (64%)