Table 1.

Selected baseline characteristics of participants

GingerPlacebo
CharacteristicsN = 10N = 10Pa
Sex, n (%)
 Men4 (40)3 (30)0.64
 Women6 (60)7 (70)
Race, n (%)
 White8 (80)7 (70)0.38
 Otherb2 (20)3 (30)
Age, mean (SD), y51.1 (11.7)50.8 (14.6)0.95
Reason for being high risk for CRCs,c n (%)
 First-degree relative4 (40)6 (60)0.47
 Previous adenoma6 (60)6 (60)
 Previous CRCs1 (10)0 (0)
  • aAfrican American, Asian, Pacific Islander, American Indian/Alaskan Native.

  • bIndependent sample t test or Pearson χ2, as appropriate.

  • cFirst-degree relative must have had a diagnosis of CRC before the age of 60; prior CRC must have been fully excised and either Duke's A or B. Values add up to >100% due to participants having several reasons for being at high risk for CRC.