Table 1

Study participants with complete data after exclusion of participants with prevalent diabetes mellitus, coronary artery disease and stroke

Study participants n=3236 mean±SD or %Study participants with complete dietary data n=2513 mean±SD or %Study participants with complete data on physical activity n=2993 mean±SD or %
Age (years)57.4±6.057.4±6.057.4±6.0
Sex (% female)61%60%61%
BMI (kg/m2)25.3±3.725.3±3.725.3±3.7
Systolic blood pressure (mm Hg)141±19141±19141±19
Diastolic blood pressure (mm Hg)86.5±9.386.4±9.386.4±9.4
Fasting glucose (mmol/L)4.90±0.434.90±0.434.90±0.44
Fasting triglycerides (mmol/L)1.25±0.591.23±0.571.24±0.58
Fasting HDL cholesterol (mmol/L)1.42±0.371.42±0.371.42±0.37
Fasting LDL cholesterol (mmol/L)4.16±0.994.13±0.964.16±0.98
Antihypertensive treatment13%11%13%
Alcohol intake (g/day)10.1±11.710.4±11.810.2±11.7
  • Values are displayed as mean±SD or percentage.

  • BMI, body mass index; HDL, high-density lipoprotein; LDL, low-density lipoprotein.