Table 1

Self-reported vegetarian status at baseline of members of the NLCS-Meat Investigation Cohort (NLCS-MIC) by meat consumption statusa
All confirmed vegetarians and low meat consumers from the total NLCS cohort Random sample of meat consumers from the total NLCS cohortb
Vegetarians Pescetarians 1 day/wk 2–5 day/wk 6–7 day/wk Remainderc Total
Men Self-reported vegetarians 194 (47%)d 96 (23%) 71(17%) 5 (1%) 1 (0.3%) 49 (12%) 416
Non self-reported vegetarians 23 (0.5%) 56 (1%) 411 (9%) 1321 (28%) 2972 (62%) N/A
Total 217 152 482 1326 2973 49
Women Self-reported vegetarians 380 (52%) 151 (21%) 132 (18%) 7 (1%) 4 (0.6%) 60 (8%) 734
Non self-reported vegetarians 105 (2%) 91 (2%) 782 (15%) 1632 (31%) 2672 (51%) N/A
Total 485 242 914 1639 2676 60
Total 702 394 1396 2965 5649 109

aExcluding prevalent cancer cases at baseline.

bSampling rate is 8.3%.

cSelf-reported vegetarians eating meat >1 day/wk and outside random sample (see also step 6 Additional file 1: Figure S1).

dPercentage of self-reported vegetarians, all such values.

Gilsing et al.

Gilsing et al. Nutrition Journal 2013 12:156   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-12-156

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