Table 1

Demographic and clinical characteristics of the cohort categorized according to the frequency of consumption of fish1
Frequency of fish intake (number of servings per week)
< 1 1 ≥ 2 P2
(n = 231) (n = 373) (n = 357)
Gender (% M) 31.2 41.3 36.8 0.06
Education (%) 0.11
   0-5 y 7.8 7.0 8.2
   6-8 y 37.6 39.0 34.0
   9-13 y 45.3 41.1 39.7
   > 13 y 9.2 12.9 18.0
Marital status (%) 0.01
   Single 12.4 6.3 11.3
   Married 78.6 89.3 84.5
   Divorced 6.9 3.1 2.7
   Widow/er 2.2 1.3 1.5
Offspring (%) 0.01
   0 14.5 11.8 20.2
   1 15.2 14.3 21.5
   2 51.3 53.6 40.9
   3 19.0 20.4 17.4
Smoking (%) 0.11
   Never smoked 52.8 58.7 60.3
   Former smoker 26.3 21.0 17.0
   Current smoker 20.9 20.2 22.8
Employment (%) 0.24
   Unemployed 58.4 56.8 64.8
   Employed 34.5 36.8 28.8
   Manager/Professional 7.2 6.4 6.4
Participants on anti-hypertensives (%) 14.4 23.0 13.6 0.002
Use of anti-hypertensives (%)
   Diuretics 5.7 6.6 5.0 0.58
   Beta-blockers 7.9 6.9 5.7 0.52
   Other anti-hypertensives 7.4 17.6 9.9 <0.001
Use of statins (%) 6.2 3.7 3.6 0.19
Physical activity 0.29
   None 52.0 49.6 47.7
   Light 34.3 33.9 40.0
   Moderate/Heavy 13.7 16.5 12.3

1All data are reported as age-adjusted percentages.

2Generalized ANCOVA.

Buscemi et al.

Buscemi et al. Nutrition Journal 2014 13:2   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-13-2

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