Table 1

Demographic and lifestyle characteristics of elderly men (N = 467), aged 64–85 years, participating in the Zutphen Elderly Study in 1985 and 1990
Characteristics 1985 1990
BMI (kg/m2)* 25.7 ± 3.0 25.5 ± 3.2
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg)* 150.0 ± 20.2 149.4 ± 21.4
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg)* 85.5 ± 11.1 81.7 ± 11.8
Total-cholesterol (mmol/l)* 6.13 ± 1.07 6.07 ± 1.13
HDL-cholesterol (mmol/l)* 1.11 ± 0.26 1.14 ± 0.29
Uric acid (mmol/l)* 0.36 ± 0.07 0.35 ± 0.08
Energy (kJ/day) 9430 ± 2052 8586 ± 1962
Prevalence of chronic disease (%)+
Myocardial infarction 11 15
Stroke 2 6
Diabetes 5 10
Cancer 5 12

*Expressed as mean and standard deviation.

+The categorical variable chronic diseases (yes/no) had no missing values.

Jankovic et al.

Jankovic et al. Nutrition Journal 2014 13:30   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-13-30

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