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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the study participants

From: Cross-sectional analysis of nutrition and serum uric acid in two Caucasian cohorts: the AusDiab Study and the Tromsø study

  AusDiab 1999/00 The Tromsø study 1994/95
  Males (N = 4295) Females (N = 5439) Males (N = 1560) Females (N = 1471)
  Mean/Median/% SD/IQR Mean/Median/% SD/IQR Mean/Median/% SD/IQR Mean/Median/% SD/IQR
Age, years 49 40-60 49 40-60 57 51-62 58 54-63
Never smoker, % 47.3   61.9   22.1   39.6  
Former smoker, % 34.5   23.6   42.9   26.6  
Current smoker, % 18.2   14.6   35.0   33.8  
Physically active, % 29   20   33   18  
Waist circumference, cm 97 11 85 13 94 9 83 11
Body Mass Index, kg/m2 27 4 27 6 26 3 25 4
Hypertension, % 33.5   26.6   53.6   45.3  
Use of anti-hypertensives, % 12.0   14.2   8.6   8.1  
HbA1c, % 5.2 0.6 5.2 0.6 5.4 0.5 5.4 0.5
Total Cholesterol, mmol/l 5.7 1.0 5.7 1.1 6.4 1.2 6.6 1.4
HDL cholesterol, mmol/l 1.27 0.32 1.56 0.38 1.36 0.38 1.66 0.43
Triglycerides, mmol/l 1.40 0.98-2.10 1.16 0.80-1.70 1.41 0.98-2.04 1.13 0.82-1.61
eGFR (CKD-EPI formula) 80 12 74 12 97 13 96 14
Albumin/creatinine ratio 0.47 0.35-0.76 0.61 0.46-1.03 0.49 0.33-0.84 0.57 0.39-0.90
Serum Uric Acid , μmol/l 344 76 25 72 360 85 269 66
Alcohol: Never 9.2   17.6   30.7   49.8  
Alcohol: <5 g/day 23.0   41.5   43.0   41.4  
Alcohol: 5–10 g/day 12.3   12.8   19.3   7.3  
Alcohol: >10 g/day 55.5   28.1   7.0   1.6  
Total energy intake, kJ/day 9490 3599 7178 2958 9039 1902 6687 1637
Protein, Energy % 19 3 20 3 17 2 17 2
Fat, Energy % 37 5 35 6 28 6 30 6
Carbohydrate, Energy % 45 6 46 6 54 6 52 6
  1. The categorical data are presented as percentage. The continuous data are presented as mean when normally distributed or median when not. SD, standard deviation; IQR, interquartile range.
  2. AusDiab 1999/00 and The Tromsø Study 1994/95.