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Table 1 Projected control population by gender, age, and regional sampling strata in the EAGLE Study

From: A regression model for risk difference estimation in population-based case–control studies clarifies gender differences in lung cancer risk of smokers and never smokers

  Milan Monza Brescia Pavia Varese
  N Population (Number of controls)
Male      
 35-39 70,630 (3) 12,352 (1) 22,479 (1) 9,202 (2) 9,866 (1)
 40-44 58,166 (9) 10,045 (4) 18,816 (2) 7,958 (1) 8,156 (3)
 45-49 50,727 (25) 9,143 (3) 16,644 (3) 7,046 (5) 7,698 (2)
 50-54 55,952 (56) 9,677 (3) 17,760 (18) 7,508 (3) 8,155 (7)
 55-59 51,407 (145) 8,281 (8) 14,665 (33) 5,951 (8) 6,783 (25)
 60-64 55,106 (209) 9,083 (17) 14,682 (47) 6,765 (15) 7,127 (20)
 65-69 45,477 (251) 7,043 (26) 11,334 (42) 5,855 (30) 5,765 (41)
 70-74 35,965 (242) 5,423 (22) 8,995 (30) 4,518 (20) 4,640 (27)
 75-80 24,960 (149) 3,430 (10) 6,291 (18) 3,417 (8) 3,278 (22)
Total 448,390 (1,089) 74,477 (94) 131,666 (194) 58,220 (92) 61,468 (148)
Female      
 35-39 68,084 (5) 11,717 (1) 20,391 (1) 0 (0) 9,509 (2)
 40-44 57,734 (2) 10,122 (1) 17,455 (1) 7,410 (4) 8,061 (1)
 45-49 53,942 (13) 9,387 (4) 16,248 (7) 6,979 (3) 7,754 (6)
 50-54 63,060 (27) 10,307 (1) 17,739 (3) 7,424 (7) 8,545 (2)
 55-59 58,781 (61) 9,022 (2) 15,140 (7) 6,085 (5) 7,099 (6)
 60-64 63,452 (43) 9,607 (5) 15,885 (8) 7,352 (4) 7,675 (3)
 65-69 56,296 (73) 8,152 (5) 12,439 (9) 7,199 (7) 6,822 (4)
 70-74 50,119 (63) 7,090 (3) 13,220 (7) 6,763 (4) 6,083 (4)
 75-80 43,166 (62) 5,610 (1) 11,221 (10) 5,732 (3) 5,404 (9)
Total 514,634 (349) 81,014 (23) 139,738 (53) 49,212 (37) 66,952 (37)