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Table 1 The distributions of demographical characteristics in 227 controls and 204 patients with gastric cancer

From: Association between WNT-1-inducible signaling pathway protein-1 (WISP1) genetic polymorphisms and the risk of gastric cancer in Guangxi Chinese

Characteristics Patients (N = 204) Controls (N = 227) P value
Ages(mean ± SD, years) 54.31 ± 12.00 52.58 ± 5.13 0.057
BMI (mean ± SD, kg/m2) 20.59 ± 3.11 22.47 ± 3.47 < 0.001*
Gender
 Male 134 (65.7%) 138 (60.8%) 0.954
 Female 70 (34.0%) 89 (39.2%)  
Ethnicity
 Han 99 (48.5%) 112 (49.3%) 0.975
 Zhuang 92 (45.1%) 100 (44.1%)  
 Other 13 (6.4%) 15 (6.6%)  
Smoking
 Yes 58 (28.4%) 71 (31.3%) 0.519
 No 146 (71.6%) 156 (68.7%)  
Drinking alcohol
 Yes 52 (25.5%) 67 (29.5%) 0.351
 No 152 (74.5%) 160 (70.5%)  
Cell differentiation
 Moderate and poor 168 (82.4%)   
 Well 36 (17.6%)   
Clinical stage
 I/II 60 (29.4%)   
 III/IV 144 (70.6%)   
Family history of gastric cancer
 Yes 6 (2.9) 4 (1.8) 0.833
 No 198 (97.1) 223 (98.2)  
  1. SD standard deviation
  2. * P value < 0.05 as statistically significant