Table 2.

Demographic information of the subjects involved in the pancreatic cancer study and the effect of the patient characteristics on PWS parameters

Demographic factorInformationEffect on Ld, ANCOVA PEffect on σLd, ANCOVA P
Age (mean ± SD), yControl: 61 ± 110.720.89
Cancer: 77 ± 12
Smoking (%smokers)Control: 50%0.330.53
Cancer: 78%
Race (%White)Control: 89%0.540.30
Cancer: 100%
Gender (%male)Control: 54%0.180.26
Cancer: 33%
  • NOTE: The table indicates that both Ld(g) and σ(g) are not confounded by the patient demographic factors.