Table 2

Known health problems prior to health check-up in relation to food pattern group and sex (the Västerbotten Intervention Program 1992-2005).1-3

Sex

Women

Men


Food pattern group (FPG)

(n)4

Total

(30,882)

High fat

(10,033)

Tea & ice cream

(7,755)

Coffee & sandwich

(8,643)

Fruit & vegetables

(4,451)

Total

(28,557)

High fat

(8,311)

Tea, soda, & cookies

(11,494)

Fruit & vegetables

(8,752)


Previous participant health problems (total)5

10.3

8.8

8.1

11.9

14.5

10.8

9.2

8.6

15.4

Previous diabetes

0.9

0.6

0.6

1.1

1.8

1.6

1.1

1.1

2.6

Previous S-lipid medication

1.0

0.6

0.7

1.5

1.8

2.4

1.8

1.5

4.1

Previous blood pressure medication

9.2

8.1

7.2

0.7

12.5

8.4

7.2

6.9

11.6

Previous stroke

0.3

0.3

0.2

0.4

0.3

1.5

1.3

1.0

2.2

Health problems in family6, 7

36.2

35.2

32.8

38.3

40.3

32.5

33.1

30.1

35.2

Diabetes in family6

21.2

20.1

18.8

23.0

24.6

17.6

17.5

16.1

19.6

Cardiac infarction or stroke in family7

20.6

20.3

18.6

21.6

23.1

19.0

19.7

17.7

20.1


1Chi-square test used to test differences among FPGs within sex. All differences are significant at P < 0.001, except "Previous stroke" among women where P = 0.122.

2 Numbers given are percentages.

3 Largest proportion within sex in bold.

4 In total, 134 individuals (0.2% of each FPG) lacked information about previous health and are therefore not included in the table.

5 Diabetes, medication for elevated S-lipid levels and/or hypertension, and stroke prior to health check-up.

6 Diabetes in parents or siblings.

7Cardiac infarction or stroke prior to 60 years of age in parents or siblings.

Hörnell et al. Nutrition Journal 2010 9:48   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-9-48

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