Table 3

Crude and adjusted† measures of anthropometry according to alcoholic beverage preference of 1653 men and women from the NQplus study

Alcoholic beverage preference
BeerWineSpirit/no preferenceNon-consumer
Men
 %2329399
BMI, kg/m2
 Crude26.3 (0.3)26.1 (0.2)*26.9 (0.2)*,**26.5 (0.4)**,***
 Adjusted26.7 (0.3)25.9 (0.2)*26.8 (0.2)**26.5 (0.4)
Waist, cm
 Crude96.3 (0.8)96.3 (0.7)98.3 (0.6)*,**95.7 (1.2)***
 Adjusted97.8 (0.7)95.3 (0.7)*98.0 (0.5)**96.1 (1.1)
Waist-height-ratio
 Crude0.53 (0.004)0.54 (0.004)*0.54 (0.003)*,**0.53 (0.01)**,***
 Adjusted0.54 (0.004)0.53 (0.004)*0.54 (0.003)**0.53 (0.01)
Fat, %
 Crude24.9 (0.5)24.2 (0.4)*25.3 (0.4)*,**24.4 (0.8)*,***
 Adjusted25.5 (0.5)23.9 (0.4)*25.2 (0.4)**24.5 (0.7)
Women
 %4581821
BMI, kg/m2
 Crude25.6 (0.8)25.2 (0.2)*25.0 (0.4)*,**25.8 (0.3)**,***
 Adjusted25.7 (0.8)25.2 (0.2)25.1 (0.4)25.7 (0.4)
Waist, cm
 Crude85.8 (2.2)85.9 (0.5)84.8 (1.0)*,**85.8 (0.9)***
 Adjusted86.4 (2.1)85.6 (0.5)85.4 (0.9)86.0 (0.9)
Waist-height-ratio
 Crude0.51 (0.01)0.51 (0.003)*0.50 (0.01)*,**0.51 (0.01)**,***
 Adjusted0.51 (0.01)0.51 (0.003)0.51 (0.01)0.51 (0.01)
Fat, %
 Crude34.0 (1.5)34.7 (0.4)*34.4 (0.7)*,**34.9 (0.6)*,***
 Adjusted34.1 (1.5)34.7 (0.4)34.6 (0.7)34.8 (0.6)
  • *p<0.05 vs beer preference, **p<0.05 vs wine preference, and ***p<0.05 vs spirit or no preference from a t-test for differences of least squares means.

  • †Adjusted for age, education, birth country, employment status, and prevalent diseases.

  • BMI, body mass index; NQplus, The Nutrition Questionnaires plus.