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Table 1 The characteristics of the study participants (%, 95 % CI)

From: Association between dietary patterns and metabolic syndrome in individuals with normal weight: a cross-sectional study

The study participants Socio-demographic variables and life style
Women Age 52–66 years Rural environm. University education Smokers Physical activity*
Total population N = 13172 66.2 75.2 38.2 29.5 20.0 17.3 ± 11.1
65.4-67.0 74.3-79.9 37.4-39.0 28.7-30.3 19.3-20.7 17.1-17.5
Normal BMI – missing data N = 670 77.0a 74.2a 33.6a 29.7a 30.4a 17.0 ± 10.7a
74.1-79.8 71.2-77.1 27.5-33.8 26.6-32.8 27.3-33.5 10.2-11.2
The subject group N = 2479 76.2 65.8b 32.1 37.9b 28.2b 17.8 ± 11.0b
74.8-77.7 64.2-67.4 30.6-33.8 36.3-39.6 26.7-29.8 17.5-18.2
  1. *X ± SD (MET h/week); astatistically significant difference between the subject group and a total population p < 0.05; bstatistically significant difference between the group with a normal BMI and missing data and the subject group, p < 0.05