Table 2

Basic characteristics of participants in the Västerbotten Intervention Program during 1992–2005

Characteristic

Women

(n = 32, 600)

Men

(n = 29, 931)


Age (yrs)

47.5 ± 9.3

47.6 ± 9.3

Height (cm)

164.7 ± 6.2

178.2 ± 6.8

Weight (kg)

68.7 ± 12.1

83.2 ± 12.2

Body mass index (kg/m2)

25.3 ± 4.4

26.2 ± 3.6

Marital status (%)

Married/cohabitating

81.8

80.5

Unmarried/other

18.2

19.5

Education (%)

Basic level (9 yrs)

24.4

25.7

High school

46.4

52.8

University

29.2

21.5

Activity level at work (%)

Sedentary

23.2

25.4

Light

41.7

40.5

Moderate

28.9

28.4

Heavy

6.2

5.6

Activity level at leisure (%)

Sedentary

44.3

44.2

Light

24.3

26.2

Moderate

19.0

15.0

Active

8.6

10.0

Highly active

3.9

4.5

Reported energy intake (MJ/d)

6.83 ± 1.77

8.71 ± 2.26

Macronutrient intake (% of total energy intake)

Protein

15.1 ± 0.02

14.5 ± 0.02

Carbohydrates

51.7 ± 0.06

48.1 ± 0.06

Fat

31.8 ± 0.06

35.0 ± 0.06

Alcohol

0.01 ± 0.01

0.02 ± 0.02

Low Energy Reporters (%)

59.1

60.4

High Energy Reporters (%)

0.3

0.1


Winkvist et al. Nutrition Journal 2009 8:12   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-8-12

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