Table 1

Demographic characteristics of PAGE participants, by site, sex, and smoking status
Current smokers, females
European Americans African Americans
total N Mean age (SD) Age range Mean BMI (SD) Max BMI total N Mean age (SD) Age range Mean BMI (SD) Max BMI
ARIC 1507 53.6 (5.6) 44-66 25.3 (5.0) 55.2 651 52.7 (5.5) 44-65 28.8 (6.1) 52.4
CARDIA 250 25.3 (3.4) 18-30 23.7 (4.0) 37.8 285 25.5 (3.5) 18-30 26.6 (6.1) 45.85
CHS 299 70.4 (4.1 ) 65 - 86 25.4 (4.6 ) 44.7 68 70.9 (5.3 ) 65 - 86 27.2 (5.4) 50.57
EAGLE 688 43.5 (17.0) 18-85 26.8 (6.2) 53.8 500 41.4 (14.7) 18-90 29.5 (7.1) 61.68
MEC 78 56.1 (7.6) 45-71 25.8 (6.4) 52.6 169 58.4 (8.0) 45-75 28.3 (5.8) 48.1
WHI 1010 64.2 (6.6) 50-79 27.4 (6.3) 68.8 423 59.3 (6.5) 50-77 30.9 (7.0) 63.8
mean BMIpop (SD) mean BMIpop (SD)
Total 3832 26.0 (5.54) 2096 29.0 (6.5)
Former/never smokers, females
European Americans African Americans
total N Mean age (SD) Age range Mean BMI (SD) Max BMI total N Mean age (SD) Age range Mean BMI (SD) Max BMI
ARIC 4537 54.1 (5.7) 44-65 27.1 (5.6) 54.7 1977 53.5 (5.8) 44-66 31.5 (6.5) 65.9
CARDIA 716 25.7 (3.3) 18-30 23.3 (4.0) 37.8 676 24.2 (3.9) 18-30 26.6 (6.2) 45.85
CHS 2214 72.6 (5.5) 65 - 100 26.7 (4.9) 48.3 446 73.3 (5.7) 65 - 93 30.1 (5.8 ) 58.79
EAGLE 3330 54.3 (18.6) 19-90 27.2 (6.2) 64.5 1656 51.0 (14.7) 23-90 30.1 (6.8) 51.7
MEC 579 58.9 (8.3) 45-76 26.1 (5.6) 56.8 718 60.5 (8.9) 45-77 29.2 (5.9) 56.2
WHI 11865 67.3 (6.8) 50-79 29.1 (6.6) 69.5 3538 61.7 (7.1) 50-79 33.4 (7.7) 68.1
mean BMIpop (SD) mean BMIpop (SD)
Total 23241 28.1 (6.1) 9011 31.6 (7.0)
Current smokers, males
European Americans African Americans
total N Mean age (SD) Age range Mean BMI (SD) Max BMI total N Mean age (SD) Age range Mean BMI (SD) Max BMI
ARIC 1337 54.1 (5.6) 44-65 26.5 (4.0) 56.2 622 53.7 (5.9) 44-66 26.3 (4.8) 45.6
CARDIA 242 25.4 (3.4) 18-30 24.2 (3.4) 34.5 208 25.1 (3.5) 18-30 24.0 (3.8) 36.7
CHS 184 71.3 (4.9) 65 - 90 25.3 (3.3 ) 40.7 60 70.0 (4.7 ) 65 - 89 25.9 (4.0 ) 37.65
EAGLE 859 47.1 (17.7) 18-90 26.8 (5.0) 59.6 544 44.0 (14.9) 18-90 26.2 (5.1) 50.41
MEC 68 59.5 (7.8) 45-76 26.5 (3.8) 37 253 61.2 (7.5) 45-76 26.1 (4.0) 45.7
mean BMIpop (SD) mean BMIpop (SD)
Total 2690 26.3 (4.3) 1687 25.9 (4.7)
Former/never smokers, males
European Americans African Americans
total N Mean age (SD) Age range Mean BMI (SD) Max BMI total N Mean age (SD) Age range Mean BMI (SD) Max BMI
ARIC 4089 55.0 (5.7) 44-66 27.7 (4.0) 53.9 1008 54.0 (6.0) 44-66 28.4 (4.8) 54.4
CARDIA 671 25.6 (3.3) 18-30 24.3 (3.2) 34.5 487 24.0 (3.7) 18-30 25.0 (4.0) 36.7
CHS 1778 73.6 (5.7) 65 - 95 26.6 (3.7) 46.2 245 73.3 (5.8 ) 65 - 93 27.2 (4.0 ) 38.16
EAGLE 2812 62.5 (16.9) 18-90 27.66 (4.2) 48.4 1310 53.9 (17.1) 19-87 28.6 (5.9) 46.4
MEC 603 61.9 (8.1) 45-77 26.4 (3.8) 49.6 906 63.8 (7.2) 45-77 27.9 (4.2) 51.2
mean BMIpop (SD) mean BMIpop (SD)
Total 9953 27.0 (3.9) 3956 27.5 (4.5)

ARIC Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study, CARDIA Coronary Artery Risk in Young Adults, CHS Cardiovascular Health Study, EAGLE Epidemiologic Architecture for Genes Linked to Environment, MEC Multiethnic Cohort, WHI Women's Health Initiative, SD standard deviation, BMI: body mass index; Note: minimum BMI was 18.5 for all sites and ancestry groups.

BMIpop: weighted average of mean BMI reported by each PAGE site.

Fesinmeyer et al.

Fesinmeyer et al. BMC Medical Genetics 2013 14:6   doi:10.1186/1471-2350-14-6

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