Table 1.

Circulating serum high-sensitivity CRP level by baseline subject characteristics

Serum CRP
Baseline characteristicnmean (SD)P value
Age, years0.01
 <50961.20 (2.96)
 50–591761.57 (3.32)
 60–693161.85 (3.80)
 ≥701012.10 (3.37)
Gender0.01
 Male4961.58 (3.52)
 Female1932.07 (3.46)
Race/ethnicity<0.0001
 White5881.69 (3.40)
 Black483.14 (3.63)
 Hispanic231.80 (2.78)
 Other300.66 (4.54)
BMI<0.0001
 <252121.21 (3.57)
 25–293091.62 (3.31)
 30+1662.86 (3.33)
Smoking status0.03
 Never2301.48 (3.47)
 Former3371.72 (3.56)
 Current1222.15 (3.43)
Study treatment0.99
 Placebo3491.70 (3.62)
 Calcium3401.70 (3.43)
Number of baseline adenomas0.30
 13801.77 (3.54)
 21551.48 (3.56)
 3 or more1541.77 (3.45)
Advanced adenoma at baseline0.95
 No4421.70 (3.46)
 Yes2471.71 (3.64)
Hyperplastic polyp at baseline0.20
 No5101.64 (3.48)
 Yes1791.89 (3.63)

NOTE: P values reflect differences in log-transformed CRP between categories, and were obtained using the Student t tests. Two subjects had unknown BMI.