Table 1

Sociodemographic and lifestyle characteristics of men with and without children at baseline

Childless men
(n=333)
Fathers
(n=1817)
Age (years) (n=2 150)57.3 (6.1)57.1 (5.9)
Marital status  (n=2052)
 Married (%)5181
 Unmarried (%)83
 Divorced (%)414
 Widower (%)372
Socioeconomic index  (n=1927)
 Employers and self-employed (%)1622
 Official/salaried, intermediate position (%)2124
 Official/salaried, lower position (%)2115
 Workers, skilled (%)1721
 Workers, unskilled (%)2518
Highest level of education  (n=2056)
 No education (%)01
 Primary school (%)5045
 Secondary school (%)2220
 High school (%)1112
 >1  year education after high school (%)710
 University degree (%)1012
Body Mass Index (kg/m2) (n=2148)26 (4.1)26.1 (3.3)
Alcohol (g/day) (n=2057)14.6 (18.4)15.8 (15.2)
Present smoker (n=2058)
 Regularly (%)2422
 Occasionally (%)45
 Stopped (%)3843
 Never (%)3430
Physical activity score* (n=2 041)8675.3 (6771.0)8361.9 (6224.9)
  • Means (SD) and proportions.

  • *Min/week for spring/summer/autumn/winter multiplied with an activity-specific factor according to the type of activity, for example, running, walking.