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Table 5 Sample distribution (%) by lifestyle habits, sociodemographic characteristics, coronary heart disease risk and diet quality

From: Mediterranean Diet Effect: an Italian picture

  DIET QUALITY
  Low
(MDS≤3)
Medium
(MDS 4-5)
High
(MDS≥6)
  % % %
Smokers 11 36 16
No smokers 81 55 68
Past smokers 8 9 16
Socioeconomics
Medium-low 19 47 34
High 40 42 19
Cardiovascular risk* 46 39 22
  1. * calculated on waist circumference values: men ≥ 94 cm; women ≥ 80 cm