Table 1

Baseline characteristics according to categories of alcohol intake stratified by sex: mean and SD, or %
MALES FEMALES
Alcohol intake categories (g/day) 0 <10 10-25 >25 0 <10 10-25 >25
N 628 3,017 1,462 594 2,141 4,904 778 95
Age (years) 43 (15) 42 (13) 43 (12) 49 (11) 36 (11) 34 (10) 37 (11) 42 (9)
BMI (kg/m2) 25 (3) 25 (3) 26 (3) 26 (3) 22 (3) 22 (3) 22 (3) 22 (3)
Physical activity (MET-h/week) 28 (35) 25 (25) 25 (25) 24 (22) 18 (20) 18 (19) 20 (19) 20 (18)
Mediterranean dietary pattern 4 (2) 4 (2) 4 (2) 4 (2) 4 (2) 4 (2) 4 (2) 4 (2)
Current smokers (%) 13 16 26 27 15 25 35 30
Ex-smokers (%) 29 35 37 53 20 27 34 48
Marital Status (% married) 59 63 64 80 49 43 39 56
Living alone (%) 5 5 6 8 5 7 10 14
Unemployment (%) 3 2 2 2 5 6 4 2
Alcohol intake source
Alcohol (g/day) 0 (0) 5 (3) 16 (4) 41 (19) 0 (0) 3 (3) 15 (4) 33 (9)
Red Wine (g/day) 0 (0) 1 (2) 6 (5) 19 (14) 0 (0) 1 (2) 5 (5) 16 (13)
All wine (g/day) 0 (0) 2 (2) 7 (6) 23 (16) 0 (0) 1 (2) 6 (6) 17 (14)
Beer (g/day) 0 (0) 2 (2) 5 (4) 11 (14) 0 (0) 1 (2) 5 (4) 12 (12)
Spirits (g/day) 0 (0) 1 (1) 4 (4) 7 (12) 0 (0) 1 (1) 3 (4) 4 (7)

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Gea et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:954   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-954

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