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Table 2 Baselines characteristics of participants according to tertiles of MIND diet score (n = 6724)

From: Association between adherence to MIND diet and general and abdominal obesity: a cross-sectional study

VariablesTertiles of MIND diet scoreP-valueb
1 (0.5- < 6)2 (6–7)3 (> 7–11.5)
Age, ya35.9 ± 7.737.0 ± 8.137.7 ± 8.2< 0.001
Gender (female) (%)56.560.364.4< 0.001
Married (%)82.483.882.30.80
University graduated (%)57.258.965.3< 0.001
Family size (> 4 people) (%)10.110.79.70.51
Current smoker (%)5.44.64.20.30
Physically active (≥1 h/week) (%)29.032.640.0< 0.001
Breakfast skipping (≥4 times/week) (%)74.275.980.3< 0.001
Home ownership (non-owner) (%)33.631.929.40.02
BMI (kg/m2)24.824.925.10.03
Waist circumferences (cm)83.883.783.70.99
Obesity (%)c9.110.29.40.41
Abdominal obesity (%)d24.124.824.30.89
  1. a Data are mean ± standard deviation (SD)
  2. b Obtained from ANOVA or chi-square test, where appropriate
  3. c BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2
  4. d Having waist circumference > 102 cm for men and > 88 cm for women