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Table 1 General characteristics of vegans and the general population from the Danish National Survey of Dietary Habits and Physical Activity (DANSDA)

From: Intake of macro- and micronutrients in Danish vegans

  Vegan DANSDA P-value
n 75 (53) 1627 (56) 0.7227*
Age (years) 28 42 <0.0001**
(25–34) (33–52)
BMI (kg · m−2) 21.0 24.4 <0.0001**
(19.8–22.2) (22.2–27.0)
Smoking    
 Current smokers 11 26 0.0017*
 Never smokers 57 48 0.1558*
 Previous smokers 32 26 0.2250*
Education    
 Primary school or less 4 8 0.2021*
 Secondary school 32 7 <0.0001*
 Vocational 7 35 <0.0001*
 Higher education (<3y) 8 8 1*
 Higher education (≥3y) 49 42 0.2314*
  1. Data is number of subjects (percent women). Age and BMI are presented as median (inter quartile range). Smoking status and educational background are presented as percentage in each group
  2. *Fischer’s exact test for difference in proportions
  3. **Wilcoxon rank sum test