Table 1

Descriptive statistics of study population by vital status
Survivors (N=9,975) Deaths from all causes (N=3,081)
Mean Age (years) (SE) 39.14 (0.31) 65.53 (0.55)
Gender
Men 47.48 49.50
Women 52.52 50.50
Mean follow-up time (months) (SE) 174.14 (2.60) 95.17 (1.91)
Race - Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic white 74.40 80.71
Non-Hispanic black 10.98 11.99
Mexican American 5.33 2.53
Other 9.28 4.78
Poverty to income ratio
<1.4 18.66 25.98
1.4-3.17 33.47 37.10
≥3.17 47.87 36.92
Comorbidity Index (CCI)
0 0.43 0.08
2 69.22 32.32
3 22.85 35.05
4+ 7.51 32.55
Alcohol consumption
Never 42.54 62.34
Up to once a week 20.27 13.77
2-3 times a week 15.27 6.70
4-6 times a week 12.33 6.47
Daily or more 9.59 10.72
Smoking behaviour
Never 49.59 37.49
Former 22.57 35.68
Current 27.84 26.83
Vigorous Physical activity 8.44 24.91
BMI (kg/m2)
<18.50 2.53 3.37
18.50-24.99 44.38 35.16
25.00-29.99 31.71 35.67
>30.00 21.38 25.80
CRP (mg/l)
Mean (SE) 0.38 (0.01) 0.66 (0.02)
>10 5.40 14.94
Albumin (g/l)
Mean (SE) 41.88 (0.17) 40.00 (0.17)
<35 2.28 6.50
HDL-cholesterol (mmol/L)
Mean (SE) 106.81 (39.29) 94.02 (35.09)
<1.03 22.48 28.38
Gamma-glutamyltransferase (U/L)
Mean (SE) 27.85 (0.54) 38.71 (1.28)
>36 16.80 25.23
Mortality score
0 61.60 47.11
1 30.54 34.95
2 7.18 14.35
3 0.65 2.99
4 0.02 0.61
Cancer-specific death (ICD10: C00-C99) 24.01
Circulatory death (ICD10: I00-I99) 41.53

Van Hemelrijck et al.

Van Hemelrijck et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:895   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-895

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