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Characteristics of American Cancer Society Cohorts

 

 CPS-ICPS-II BaselineCPS-II NutritionCPS-II LifeLink

STUDY DESIGN

    

Study participants

1,000,0001,200,000184,00040,000

Volunteer recruiters

68,00077,0007,0002,000

Years of follow-up

1959-19721982 - ongoing1992 - ongoing1998 - ongoing

Number of States

25502120
     

DEMOGRAPHICS

    
Women (%)57575356
White (%)97939797
Black (%)2411
Married (%)858388-
College Graduate (%)17303850
Age at entry (median)52576369
(range)30-10830-11140-9248-95
     

EXPOSURES

    
Prevalent Cancer (%)371213
Current cigarette smoker (%)292075
Current alcohol drinker (%)33425768
Current hormone use (%)-153152