Table 2

Baseline characteristics of the patients with familial adenomatous polyposisa

CharacteristicPlacebo n = 9Rofecoxib n = 12
Ageyr.33.6 ± 14.832.3 ± 11.2
Genderno. (%)
 Male4 (44.4)7 (58.3)
 Female5 (55.6)5 (41.7)
Heightcm161.2 ± 7.2162.7 ± 4.5
Weightkg57.7 ± 12.951.8 ± 7.4
Surgical statusno. (%)
 Intact colon3 (33.3)5 (41.7)
 Colectomy6 (66.7)7 (58.3)
No. of polyps7.2 ± 3.38.0 ± 4.5
Polyp sizemm3.3 ± 0.83.0 ± 0.7
  • a Plus-minus values are means ± SD.