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Table 1 Characteristics of study population

From: The relationship between peripheral blood mononuclear cells telomere length and diet - unexpected effect of red meat

Variables Number or Mean ± SD
Sex 21 Female   7 Male
Smoking habit
 n 16 smokers   12 non-smokers
 Pack-years 16.2 ± 18.2   
Age [years]   40.8 ± 13.8  
BMIa   25 ± 5  
WHRb   0.83 ± 0.08  
LDLc [mg/dL]   119.9 ± 30.7  
HDLd [mg/dL]   67.4 ± 29.8  
Daily meals [n]   3.8 ± 1.0  
Education level [n]
 primary   2  
 secondary   10  
 higher bachelor   9  
 higher master   7  
Activity level [n]
 None   7  
 Low   5  
 Moderate   10  
 Increased   4  
 Intensive   2  
  1. aBMI Body Mass Index, bWHR Waist-Hip Ratio, cLDL Low-density lipoprotein, dHDL High-density lipoprotein