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Table 2 Comparison of type and location of colonoscopy findings according to exercise history

From: Physical activity reduces risk for colon polyps in a multiethnic colorectal cancer screening population

  Sedentary Active P value
N = 434 N = 548
Any polyp
 Distal, n (%) 67 (15.4) 60 (10.9) 0.134
 Proximal, n (%) 47 (17.2) 43 (7.8) 0.201
 Distal & proximal, n (%) 30 (10.9) 27 (4.9) 0.424
Adenomas
 Distal, n (%) 35 (8.1) 25 (4.6) 0.043
 Proximal, n (%) 35 (8.1) 35 (6.4) 0.457
 Distal & proximal, n (%) 30 (6.9) 27 (4.9) 0.424
Advanced adenomas
 Distal, n (%) 13 (3.0) 10 (1.8) 0.295
 Proximal, n (%) 8 (1.8) 7 (1.3) 0.554
 Distal & proximal, n (%) 4 (0.9) 0 0.029
  1. Note. Categorical variables were analyzed with Chi-Square test or the Fisher exact test (for sample sizes of n < 5 responses).