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Table 1 Characteristics of the participants

From: Cross-sectional study on the relationship between the Mediterranean Diet Score and blood lipids

  Women (n = 506) Men (n = 707)
  Mean SD Mean SD
Age (years) 44.7 10.3 46.5 11.4
BMI (kg/m2) 24.2 3.9 25.6 3.1
Total energy intake (kcal) 1976 533 2565 749
Physical activity level 1.7 0.2 1.8 0.3
Total cholesterol (mg/dl) 205 37 208 38
LDL cholesterol (mg/dl) 118 33 130 35
HDL cholesterol (mg/dl) 67 15 55 12
Total/HDL cholesterol 3.2 0.9 3.9 1.0
MDS total 4.6 1.8 4.7 1.7
  n % n %
Actual smokers 78 15 103 15