Table 2

Baseline characteristics of the B-PROOF study participants

Total (n = 2919)

Male (n = 1456)

Female (n = 1463)


Study location (n)

-WU

856

499

357

-VUmc

778

301

477

-Erasmus MC

1285

656

629


Age (years)*

74.1 (6.5)

73.4 (6.1)

74.9 (6.8)


Plasma homocysteine (μmol/L)#

14.4

14.6

14.1

[13.0-16.6]

[13.1-16.8]

[12.9-16.3]


Serum creatinine (μmol/L)#

82.0

90.0

73.0

[71-94]

[81.0-101.0]

[65.0-84.0]


Weight (kg)#

77.9 (13.3)

83.1 (11.9)

72.7 (12.5)


Height (cm) #

169.3 (9.3)

175.9 (6.6)

162.7 (6.6)


Physical activity (min/day)#

130.0

116.3

142.9

[84.0-192.9]

[72.5-177.0]

[96.0-205.7]


Years of education*

10.1 (4.0)

10.9 (4.1)

9.2 (3.6)


Smoking (%)

- Current

9.6

10.8

8.5

- Former

56.5

69.1

44.0

- Never

33.9

20.1

47.6


*Results are presented in mean (standard deviation); #Results are presented in median [interquartile range].

van Wijngaarden et al. BMC Geriatrics 2011 11:80   doi:10.1186/1471-2318-11-80

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