Table 1

Baseline characteristics of participants according to baseline alcohol intake
Alcohol intake categories (g/day)
0 >0 to 5 >5 to 15 >15
N 1,818 1,356 1,279 1,052
Sex (female %) 78 59 38 12
Age (years) 68.5 (6.1) 67.0 (6.1) 66.4 (6.2) 65.6 (6.1)
BMI (kg/m2) 30.3 (4.1) 30.0 (3.9) 29.4 (3.5) 29.3 (3.3)
Leisure time physical activity (MET-min/d) 201 (210) 230 (232) 267 (276) 318 (270)
Secondary school or higher (%) 13 23 28 36
Current smokers (%) 7 12 17 29
Former smokers (%) 15 24 36 44
Marital status (% married) 71 78 84 89
Living alone (%) 12 9 7 5
Total energy intake (Kcal/day) 2,054 (511) 2,184 (509) 2,330 (511) 2,595 (533)
Alcohol (g/day) - 2.0 (1.4) 9.8 (2.7) 35 (17)
Wine (g alcohol/day) - 1.3 (1.4) 7.4 (3.7) 25 (16)
Beer (g alcohol/day) - 0.5 (0.9) 1.7 (2.7) 4.8 (8.4)
Spirits (g alcohol/day) - 0.2 (0.5) 0.6 (1.5) 4.2 (8.8)

Mean and Standard Deviations, or %. The PREDIMED Study 2003 to 2010. BMI, body mass index; MET, metabolic equivalent task.

Gea et al.

Gea et al. BMC Medicine 2013 11:192   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-11-192

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