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Table 1 Baseline characteristics based on egg consumption among 7315 Chinese adults

From: Association between egg consumption and arterial stiffness: a longitudinal study

  Egg consumption  
  0–1.9/wk 2–2.9/wk 3–3.9/wk 4–4.9/wk ≥5/wk p value
  n = 325 n = 266 n = 316 n = 5611 n = 797  
Age, y 46.5 ± 10.0 48.2 ± 10.5 49.8 ± 10.9 49.0 ± 10.9 46.0 ± 9.6 <.001
Men, % 80.6 71.1 69.0 64.1 81.1 <.001
DASH score 27.3 ± 5.56 28.3 ± 4.61 28.5 ± 4.19 26.1 ± 3.31 28.7 ± 4.73 <.001
Total energy intake, kcal 1590 ± 556 1753 ± 588 1901 ± 467 1638 ± 433 1942 ± 641 <.001
Body Mass Index, kg/m2 25.3 ± 3.3 25.4 ± 3.0 24.8 ± 3.1 25.0 ± 3.4 25.0 ± 3.0 0.17
Physical activity
 Low, % 51.9 56.1 50.9 87.9 61.8 <.001
 Moderate, % 34.9 40.6 40.6 10.8 32.9 <.001
 High, % 13.3 3.4 8.6 1.3 5.3 <.001
Systolic blood pressure, mmHg 134 ± 15.9 136 ± 18.2 136 ± 17.3 130 ± 18.5 135 ± 15.9 <.001
Fasting blood glucose, mmol/L 5.85 ± 1.43 5.94 ± 1.54 6.00 ± 1.72 5.66 ± 1.70 5.95 ± 1.64 <.001
Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, mmol/L 2.97 ± 0.80 2.99 ± 0.78 3.05 ± 0.86 2.75 ± 0.81 2.96 ± 0.75 <.001
High-density lipoprotein cholesterol, mmol/L 1.37 ± 0.99 1.40 ± 0.47 1.40 ± 0.36 1.35 ± 0.36 1.35 ± 0.60 0.10
Heart rate 74.1 ± 10.7 78.7 ± 11.7 75.7 ± 11.6 74.8 ± 11.6 75.9 ± 10.6 0.08
Married, % 95 100 98.1 95.4 95.7 0.23
Work type, manual, % 84.7 80.3 88.2 79.9 81.9 0.12
Alcohol consumption, % 40.1 36.2 30.7 55.3 30.4 <.001
College education or above, % 8.97 7.94 9.62 18.41 9.57 <.001
Current smoker, % 46.9 39.0 39.7 36.5 47.6 <.001
Baseline baPWV, cm/s 1434 ± 252 1441 ± 288 1438 ± 286 1427 ± 291 1441 ± 265 0.66
Follow-up baPWV, cm/s 1491 ± 284 1503 ± 324 1489 ± 286 1489 ± 334 1503 ± 287 0.82
  1. Abbreviation: baPWV brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity