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Table 1 Participant Characteristics by Recalled Childhood Meat Eating in 9,867 Older Chinese Men (2,498) and Women (7,369) in Phase 3 Of The Guangzhou Biobank Cohort Study (2006-8).

From: Childhood meat eating and inflammatory markers: The Guangzhou Biobank Cohort Study

   Men Women
   Recalled childhood meat eating Recalled childhood meat eating
   <1/week
(n = 1337)
About once a week
(n = 878)
Almost daily
(n = 283)
<1/week
(n = 3686)
About once a week
(n = 2714)
Almost daily
(n = 969)
Age (yrs): mean (standard deviation (SD)) 64.3 (7.6) 61.6 (7.3) 62.5 (7.9) 60.7 (7.9) 57.5 (6.8) 57.9 (7.4)
Height (cm): mean (SD) 163.9 (6.0) 164.8 (5.9) 165.2 (6.3) 153.4 (5.5) 154.5 (5.4) 154.5 (5.4)
Body mass index: mean (SD) 23.4 (3.2) 23.5 (3.0) 23.9 (3.3) 24.1 (3.5) 23.7 (3.3) 24.0 (3.2)
Waist-hip ratio: mean (SD) 0.90 (0.07) 0.90 (0.06) 0.91 (0.07) 0.86 (0.07) 0.84 (0.07) 0.85 (0.06)
Childhood socio-economic position (parental possessions) # Low 81.2 53.0 35.0 73.6 41.2 23.3
  Medium 10.0 21.6 16.6 13.9 23.6 20.6
  High 7.1 23.6 46.6 9.9 32.3 53.2
  Unknown 1.7 1.8 1.8 2.6 3.0 2.9
Highest educational attainment < primary 4.0 0.5 0.7 17.9 4.1 3.5
  Primary 32.3 20.3 17.3 38.6 22.8 18.6
  Junior middle 32.0 33.0 24.7 23.0 30.3 29.0
  Senior middle 20.4 29.1 33.2 17.0 34.6 38.5
  Junior college 7.0 11.2 12.0 2.7 6.8 8.0
  College 4.4 5.9 12.0 0.8 1.4 2.6
Smoking status Never 34.0 41.5 38.5 96.1 97.4 96.7
  Ex-smoker 29.1 22.3 26.5 1.8 0.6 1.0
  Current 35.9 33.9 34.3 1.5 1.4 0.9
  Unknown 1.0 0.3 0.7 0.5 0.6 1.3
  1. # These correspond to parental possession of none (low), 1 to 2 (medium) and 3 (high) of: sewing machine, watch and bicycle