Table 1

Baseline characteristics of participants according to nut consumption

Characteristic*Frequency of nut consumption
(n=32 334)
(n=24 707)
Age (years)60.157.556.756.6
Postsecondary education (%)16.323.433.936.8
Family history of myocardial infarction (%)15.114.915.913.8
Current smoker (%)25.722.022.822.6
Body mass index (kg/m2)25.625.124.924.6
Walking/bicycling ≥40 min/day (%)
Exercise ≥2 hours/week (%)63.164.567.970.1
Diabetes (%)
Hypertension (%)20.918.616.716.9
Hypercholesterolaemia (%)
Aspirin use ≥7 tablets/week (%)
Alcohol (drinks/week)†
Total energy intake (kcal/day)2200230025002700
Fruit consumption (servings/day)
Vegetable consumption (servings/day)
  • *Standardised to the age distribution of the study population at baseline. Values are means if not otherwise indicated.

  • †Among current drinkers (1 drink equals 12 g alcohol).