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Table 1 Characteristics of IFS2 and PRIME study populations

From: Hazardous alcohol consumption is associated with increased levels of B-type natriuretic peptide: evidence from two population-based studies

  Na Median or %
IFS2 (30–60 years) IFS2 (50–60 years)b PRIME (50–60 years) IFS2 (30–60 years) IFS2 (50–60 years)b PRIME (50–60 years)
Age (years) 1,068 558 2,741 50 55 54
Waist–hip ratio 1,064 554 2,741 0.93 0.94 0.94
BMI (kg/m2) 1,060 551 2,741 25.9 25.8 26.0
Obese (≥30 kg/m2) 1,060 551 2,741 18 % 18 % 12 %
Hypertensive (%) (SBP ≥ 140 mmHg/DBP ≥ 90 mmHg) 1,061 553 2,738 59 % 69 % 40 %
Current smoker (%) 1,068 558 2,741 63 % 60 % 32 %
Units/week of beverage ethanol consumed 1,051 551 2,741 8.5 6.7 8.3
Units/week of beverage ethanol consumed (current drinkers) 915 474 2,101 11.1 10.1 15.9
Former drinkers 1,068 558 2,741 12.4 % 13.3 % 2.2 %
Life-long abstainers 1,068 558 2,741 0.8 % 0.5 % 21.1 %
BNP (pg/mL) 986 523 1,806 11.6 15.1 18.3
Total cholesterol (mmol/L) 981 504 2,733 5.32 5.37 5.85
HDL cholesterol (mmol/L) 981 504 2,733 1.34 1.34 1.16
LDL cholesterol (mmol/L) 963 494 2,679 3.20 3.23 3.89
Triglycerides (mmol/L) 963 494 2,734 1.28 1.29 1.50
Apolipoprotein A1 (g/L) 976 499 2,388 1.42 1.40 1.37
Apolipoprotein B (g/L) 977 500 2,389 0.88 0.90 1.14
Apolipoprotein B/Apolipoprotein A1 ratio 976 499 2,387 0.62 0.64 0.84
Gamma glutamyl transferase (GGT) (IU/L) 1,038 537 2,113 29.7 29.1 36.9
% Carbohydrate deficient transferrin (CDT) 1,012 517 1.00 1.00
  1. aFor IFS2 subjects are all men who had been interviewed themselves and had attended the medical examination. For both studies variation in numbers reflect missing information (including blood sample not available for analysis)
  2. bTo facilitate more direct comparison of characteristics of men in PRIME and IFS2, we have included this column that describes the subset of IFS2 men who were in the same age range as the total PRIME population i.e. 50–60 years