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Table 4 The characteristic of the study participants in the tertile categories of the dietary patterns in respect of demographic, social aspect and lifestyle (%, 95 % CI)

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

DP T Demographic and social variables and lifestyle
Women Age 52–66 years Rural environm. University education Smokers Physical activity*
I T1 64.0 61.7 35.4 34.1 34.9 15.6 ± 10.4
60.6-67.2 58.3-65.0 32.1-38.8 30.8-37.4 31.7-38.3 14.9-16.3
T2 78.0 63.2 32.9 41.6 25.3 18.1 ± 10.6
75.0-80.8 59.9-66.5 29.7-36.2 38.2-45.0 22.3-28.4 17.4-18.8
T3 85.97 63.0 26.6 45.9 22.0 20.5 ± 11.5
83.4-88.3 59.6-66.3 23.6-29.8 42.5-49.4 19.3-25.0 19.7-21.3
p 0.0000 ns 0.0004 0.0000 0.0003 0.0000
II T1 84.3 65.0 33.4 38.7 23.9 17.2 ± 10.5
81.6-86.7 61.7-68.3 30.2-36.8 35.4-42.2 21.0-26.9 16.5-17.9
T2 78.7 62.0 33.41 40.8 27.2 18.2 ± 10.6
75.7-81.4 58.6-65.3 30.2-36.8 37.4-44.2 24.2-30.4 17.4-18.9
T3 65.1 60.9 28.1 42.1 31.1 18.9 ± 11.9
61.7-68.3 57.5-64.3 25.0-31.3 38.7-45.5 27.9-34.4 18.1-19.7
p 0.0000 ns 0.0256 ns 0.0001 0.0063
III T1 67.1 61.0 44.3 25.9 38.1 18.0 ± 11.1
63.8-70.3 57.6-64.4 40.9-47.8 23.0-29.0 34.8-41.6 17.3-18.8
T2 78.1 63.6 30.7 40.4 25.5 17.9 ± 10.9
75.1-80.9 60.2-66.9 27.6-34.0 37.0-43.8 22.6-28.6 17.2-18.7
T3 82.81 63.3 19.9 55.3 18.6 18.3 ± 11.1
80.1-85.3 59.9-66.6 17.2-22.7 51.9-58.8 16.0-21.4 17.5-19.0
p 0.0000 ns 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 ns
IV T1 78.2 68.6 28.7 39.5 27.4 17.1 ± 10.6
75.2-81.0 65.4-71.8 25.6-31.9 36.1-42.9 24.4-30.5 16.4-17.9
T2 75.9 65.8 30.5 41.5 25.2 18.2 ± 10.8
72.9-78.8 62.4-69.0 27.4-33.7 38.1-44.9 22.2-28.3 17.4-18.9
T3 73.9 53.5 35.7 40.7 29.7 18.9 ± 11.6
70.7-76.8 50.0-57.0 32.4-39.1 37.3-44.1 26.6-32.9 18.1-19.7
p ns 0.0000 0.0061 ns ns 0.0046
  1. T tertile, ns non significant
  2. *X ± SD (MET h/week)