Parameters

Controls

CD44sol ng/mL
No. (%)mean (SD)

Cases

CD44sol ng/mL
No. (%)mean (SD)

p value

Sex
Male
Female
p value


32 (80%)8.8 (7)
8 (20%)9.9 (8.6)
0.79


89 (96.7%)32.2 (27.4)
3 (3.3%)7.4 (4.4)
0.1225

0.001
0.6693

Smoking habits
Strong >20 cig/day
Moderate £ 20 cig/day
Never or ex-smokers >10 (years)
p value


30 (75%)10.1 (6.3)
6 (15%)1.5 (0.3)
4 (10%)12.1 (14)

0.125


64 (69.5%)35.2 (28)
18 (19.5%)14.5 (11.8)
10 (11%)37.1 (33)

0.013

0.001
0.0773
0.3314

Drinking habits
>2 drinks/day
No or £ 2 drinks/day
p value


18 (45%)9.3 (7.3)
22 (55%)8.8 (7.2)
0.8797


46 (50%)25.6 (14.8)
46 (50%)37.2 (35)
0.0413

0.0023
0.0102

Total

409 (7.1)

9231.4 (27.3)

0.0004

Table 1: Demographic data, risk factors, and CD44sol data for cases and controls.