Table 2

Baseline data from the total of 3691 participants and for men and women, respectively, according to age

TotalMenTotal menWomenTotal women
Mean (SD)Men (SD)Mean (SD)
n=369118–29 (n=95)30–39 (n=185)40–49 (n=196)50–59 (n=241)60–69 (n=363)70–79 (n=203)(n=1283)18–29 (n=225)30–39 (n=365)40–49 (n=445)50–59 (n=470)60–69 (n=579)70–79 (n=320)Total (n=2404)
Weight (kg)78.5 (16.1)82.4 (16.5)89.4 (17.6)89.8 (15.0)91.1 (16.3)87.0 (11.9)84.1 (12.8)87.7 (14.9)70.0 (15.8)73.4 (16.1)75.4 (15.7)74.3 (13.8)73.6 (13.1)72.4 (12.4)73.5 (14.4)
Waist circumference94.9 (13.1)90.8 (11.2)100.1 (15.4)101.7 (13.5)103.1 (10.6)100.2 (9.5)101.7 (9.8)100.7 (11.5)83.9 (12.0)87.8 (12.6)90.8 (12.7)92.3 (12.8)93.8 (12.7)94.2 (11.2)91.5 (12.8)
Body mass index27.3 (4.8)25.3 (4.6)27.6 (4.9)28.0 (4.3)28.5 (4.5)27.6 (3.7)27.1 (3.9)27.6 (4.3)25.1 (5.3)26.7 (5.6)27.6 (5.3)27.6 (5.1)27.3 (4.8)27.5 (4.5)27.2 (5.1)
Waist–hip ratio0.9 (0.1)0.9 (0.1)0.9 (0.1)1.0 (0.1)1.0 (0.1)1.0 (0.1)1.0 (0.1)1.0 (0.1)0.8 (0.1)0.8 (0.1)0.9 (0.1)0.9 (0.1)0.9 (0.1)0.9 (0.1)0.9 (0.1)
Systolic blood pressure127.2 (18.8)118.6 (10.3)122.4 (13.6)127.2 (15.8)132.7 (16.8)135.0 (17.2)139.0 (17.2)131.0 (17.2)111.4 (10.8)112.7 (12.6)118.0 (14.8)126.8 (17.5)134.4 (19.5)140.0 (18.5)125.2 (19.3)
Diastolic blood pressure77.7 (11.0)72.1 (9.1)77.4 (10.7)81.5 (11.2)83.1 (10.4)80.1 (9.9)79.5 (12.0)79.8 (10.9)70.2 (8.8)72.0 (9.6)75.9 (10.2)79.3 (11.7)79.5 (10.6)78.5 (10.0)76.6 (10.9)
Cap plsama glucose6.4 (1.5)5.8 (0.9)6.0 (1.2)6.2 (1.4)6.6 (1.6)6.8 (1.9)7.2 (1.8)6.5 (1.7)5.9 (1.0)6.1 (1.3)6.2 (1.2)6.4 (1.5)6.4 (1.4)6.5 (1.5)6.3 (1.4)
View of life—present6.3 (2.0)5.7 (1.7)6.0 (1.7)5.9 (2.1)6.2 (1.8)7.1 (1.8)7.3 (1.7)6.5 (1.9)5.6 (1.7)5.6 (1.9)5.7 (1.9)6.1 (2.0)6.6 (2.0)7.0 (2.0)6.2 (2.0)
View of life—future7.4 (1.8)7.5 (1.5)7.4 (1.5)7.1 (1.9)7.2 (1.7)7.7 (1.7)7.3 (1.8)7.4 (1.7)7.4 (1.6)7.4 (1.7)7.6 (1.6)7.6 (1.7)7.5 (1.9)7.3 (1.9)7.5 (1.8)
n(%)
Smoking (Hp)800 (22)38 (40)67 (36)70 (36)74 (31)84 (23)19 (9)352 (27)62 (28)75 (21)107 (24)94 (20)93 (16)16 (5)447 (19)
Alcohol (Hp)450 (12)22 (23)34 (18)35 (18)64 (27)78 (22)24 (12)257 (20)37 (16)15 (4)39 (9)36 (8)50 (9)15 (5)192 (8)
Diet (Hp)2143 (58)63 (66)139 (75)123 (63)143 (59)178 (49)100 (49)746 (58)148 (66)247 (68)288 (65)252 (54)296 (51)166 (52)1397 (58)
Physical activity (Hp)2512 (68)57 (60)133 (72)141 (72)171 (71)188 (52)104 (51)794 (62)169 (75)297 (82)337 (76)332 (71)378 (65)203 (63)1716 (71)
Living conditions (Hp)1099 (30)31 (33)67 (36)80 (41)80 (33)42 (12)12 (6)312 (24)103 (46)173 (47)202 (45)183 (39)97 (17)28 (9)786 (33)
Stress (Hp)1037 (28)25 (26)51 (28)61 (31)56 (23)35 (10)14 (7)242 (19)109 (48)168 (46)191 (43)153 (33)126 (22)47 (15)794 (33)
Well-being (sq)1762 (48)43 (45)86 (47)95 (49)111 (46)108 (30)55 (27)498 (39)124 (55)220 (60)245 (55)255 (54)282 (49)136 (43)1262 (53)
Physical inactivity (sq)690 (19)24 (25)50 (27)46 (24)50 (21)45 (12)19 (9)234 (18)39 (17)98 (27)104 (23)79 (17)88 (15)47 (15)455 (19)
Period of stress(sq)2694 (73)73 (77)155 (84)165 (84)171 (71)185 (51)53 (26)802 (63)203 (90)330 (90)402 (90)389 (83)411 (71)154 (48)1889 (79)
Family history (yes)2377 (64)41 (43)92 (50)121 (62)159 (66)212 (58)114 (56)739 (58)109 (48)210 (58)318 (72)359 (76)413 (71)226 (71)1635 (68)
  • Biological variables: continuous variables are presented as mean and SD. The categorical variable view of life (10 steps) is presented as mean and SD. The six categorical variables from the health profile (Hp) corresponding to not so good/risk are given as number and percent (n(%)). The variable well-being is dichotomised and ‘poor’ corresponds to the scale ranging from ‘neither good nor bad to very poor’ (4–7). The variable physical inactivity corresponds to ‘inactive’. The variable stress is dichotomised and corresponds to ‘one period during the last 5 years’ and ‘several periods during the last 5 years’ and ‘persistent stress during the last year’ and ‘persistent stress during the last 5 years’. Family history of cardio-vascular disease corresponds to ‘yes’ response to the screening questions. Sq, survey questions.