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Table 3 Relative telomere length (T/S ratio) of study population and compared subgroups

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

T/S ratio Mean SD Range limits p value
All 0.79 0.17 0.45–1.20  
Sex
M 0.73 0.17 0.45–0.92  
     0.28
F 0.81 0.16 0.53–1.20  
Smoking status
Smokers 0.77 0.22 0.45–1.08  
     0.54
Non-smokers 0.81 0.17 0.61–1.20  
Physical activity level
None (resting) 0.71 0.14 0.55–0.89  
Low 0.83 0.10 0.71–0.95  
Moderate 0.78 0.14 0.54–0.97 0.044a
Increased 0.74 0.20 0.45–0.92  
Intensive 1.09 0.15 0.99–1.20  
Education level
Lower (primary and secondary) 0.74 0.17 0.45–0.99  
     0.26
Higher 0.82 0.16 0.53–1.20  
  1. aANOVA test was significant, but no particular difference between subgroups in post-hoc HSD test