Table 1

Characteristics of rectal crypts in heavy drinking and control subjects

Alcoholics (n=27) Controls (n=12) p Value
Crypt height (cells/crypt collumn)80.3 (8.3)77.4 (8.2)>0.05
PI (% PCNA positive cells)10.8 (0.4) 8.6 (0.3)<0.001
  • Values are mean (SD).

  • PI, proliferation index; PCNA, proliferative cell nuclear antigen.