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Table 1 Demographics and other characteristics of the study sample of Cretan adults.

From: Dietary and other lifestyle correlates of serum folate concentrations in a healthy adult population in Crete, Greece: a cross-sectional study

  Men (N = 250) Women (N = 236)  
  Mean (SD) or % p value1
Age (years) 39 (14) 39 (13) -2
District of residence (% urban) 86.4 85.6 -
Tobacco use (% current use) 37.7 31.0 -
BMI (kg/m2) 26.8 (3.5) 26.1 (5.8) <0.001
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 129.4 (16.7) 124.2 (20.3) <0.001
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 84.3 (10.0) 79.2 (10.9) <0.001
Total cholesterol (mg/dL) 224.0 (50.3) 221.7 (54.0) -
Triglycerides (mg/dL) 128.2 (83.3) 99.9 (56.9) <0.001
HDL-cholesterol (mg/dL) 45.3 (9.8) 56.5 (12.2) <0.001
Energy intake (kcal/day) 3 2133 (793) 1605 (629) <0.001
Total fat (% energy)3 39.7 (9.8) 40.2 (11.1) -
SFA (% energy) 3 11.5 (5.0) 11.1 (4.9) -
Dietary cholesterol (mg/day)3 213.7 (157.4) 153.6 (130.9) <0.001
Dietary fibre (g/day)3 22.1 (11.3) 18.7 (11.0) 0.001
  1. 1 Analysis of variance (ANOVA) or chi-squared test.
  2. 2 Not statistically significant.
  3. 3 N = 197 for men and N = 186 for women
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