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Table 1 Demographic variables for full sample (N = 1615)

From: Effects of 7 days on an ad libitum low-fat vegan diet: the McDougall Program cohort

Variable Value
Sex, no. (%)  
 Male 563 (34.9)
 Female 1052 (65.1)
Race/ethnicity, no. (%)  
 Asian 32 (2.0)
 Black 45 (2.8)
 Latino 36 (2.2)
 White  1488 (92.1)
Other 14 (0.9)
Age, median (IQR) 58 (18)
  < 50 years, no. (%) 459(28.4)
 50 to 64 years, no. (%) 689 (42.7)
 65 or older years, no. (%) 467 (28.9)
Weight, kg, median (IQR)  
 Baseline (men) 93.4 (33)
 Baseline (women) 79.3 (29)
Disease history  
 Hypertension 39.6 (640)
 Coronary heart disease 9.7 (157)
 Diabetes 14.4 (232)
 Hypothyroidism 25.1 (405)
 Multiple sclerosis 3.5 (57)
 Overweight 71.6 (1157)
 Hypercholesterolemia 63.9 (1032)
Medications at baseline  
 Blood pressure 33.6 (542)
 Statin 22.1 (357)
 Diabetes 12.0 (194)
Medication changes during program  
 Reduced or stopped blood pressure medication, n/N (%) 469/542 (86.5)
 Reduced or stopped diabetes medications, n/N (%) 176/194 (90.7)