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Table 2 Background characteristics of participants in the Northern Sweden Diet Database during 2000–2007 and 2008–2016

From: Changes in food intake patterns during 2000–2007 and 2008–2016 in the population-based Northern Sweden Diet Database

Background characteristic Women 2000–2007 (n = 24 360) Women 2008–2016 (n = 26 914) Men 2000–2007 (n = 23 107) Men 2008–2016 (n = 26 126)
Agea (yrs) 50.1 (8.0) 50.3 (8.2) 50.1 (8.0) 50.2 (8.2)
Heightb (cm) 165.1 (6.0) 165.5 (6.2) 178.7 (6.5) 179.3 (6.7)
Weightb (kg) 70.4 (13.1) 71.6 (14.1) 85.4 (13.1) 87.4 (14.4)
Body mass indexb (kg/m2) 25.8 (4.6) 26.1 (5.0) 26.7 (3.7) 27.2 (4.1)
Marital statusc (%)
 Married/cohabitating 81.5 80.7 80.5 78.5
 Unmarried/other 18.5 19.3 19.5 21.5
Education (%)
 Secondary school or less 65.4 55.7 75.5 69.5
 Academic education 34.6 44.3 24.5 30.5
Physical activity indexd (%)
 Inactive 14.9 13.4 16.4 15.3
 Moderately inactive 30.7 24.9 30.9 24.3
 Moderately active 27.6 27.6 29.3 30.0
 Active 26.8 34.1 23.4 30.4
Smoking (%)
 Smoker 19.2 12.7 16.8 13.0
 Former smoker 32.5 32.7 33.9 28.6
 Never smoker 48.3 54.6 49.3 58.6
  1. Values are mean (SD) and proportions. aAdjusted for year of study participation. bAdjusted for year of study participation and age. cIn total, 125, 59, 111, and 78 individuals are missing information on marital status, respectively. dIn total, 1593 2180, 1101, and 1900 individuals are missing information on physical activity, respectively