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Table 2 General characteristics of the study group (n = 1630)

From: Association between egg consumption and elevated fasting glucose prevalence in relation to dietary patterns in selected group of Polish adults

VariableWomen (n = 1041)*Men (n = 589)*p#
Age [years]54.7 ± 9.854.1 ± 10.0NS
BMI [kg/m2]27.9 ± 5.428.8 ± 4.7< 0.0001
% of individuals with blood glucose ≥100 mg/dl37.641.6NS
Egg consumption [g/day]14.8 ± 12.618.1 ± 18.50.0084
% of individuals who consume ≤1 egg/week45.943.8NS
% of individuals who consume 2–4 eggs/week45.338.50.0077
% of individuals who consume ≥5 eggs/week8.717.7< 0.0001
Energy intake [kcal/day]2079.0 ± 757.12130.9 ± 718.3NS
SFA intake [% of energy]12.5 ± 3.412.3 ± 4.5NS
Cholesterol intake [mg/day]280.6 ± 130.2302.5 ± 147.70.0130
Cholesterol intake [mg/1000 kcal/day]134.6 ± 37.7139.9 ± 42.7NS
Simple sugars intake [g/1000 kcal/day]46.7 ± 12.742.1 ± 12.7< 0.0001
  1. * - values are mean ± standard deviation except for percentage of individuals with elevated blood glucose level and percentage of individuals in particular categories of egg intake; # - U-Mann Whitney test for quantitative variables and X2 test for qualitative variables; BMI – body mass index; SFA – saturated fatty acids; NS – no statistically significant difference