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Table 3 Adjusted Associations of Recalled Childhood Meat Eating with Inflammatory Markers 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

   Mean and (standard deviation)   Recalled childhood meat eating
  sex   Model † <1/week About once a week Almost daily
      β 95% CI β 95% CI
White blood cell count (109/L) men 6.8 (1.72) 1 reference 0.02 -0.13 to 0.17 0.33 0.10 to 0.56
    2 reference 0.02 -0.13 to 0.16 0.27 0.04 to 0.49
  women 6.3 (1.52) 1 reference -0.03 -0.11 to 0.05 0.09 -0.02 to 0.21
    2 reference 0.01 -0.07 to 0.09 0.09 -0.02 to 0.20
Lymphocyte count (109/L) men 2.17 (0.65) 1 reference 0.05 -0.01 to 0.10 0.16 0.07 to 0.25
    2 reference 0.04 -0.01 to 0.10 0.15 0.06 to 0.23
  women 2.18 (0.59) 1 reference 0.003 -0.03 to 0.03 0.04 -0.004 to 0.09
    2 reference 0.02 -0.01 to 0.05 0.04 -0.004 to 0.08
Granulocyte count (109/L) men 4.18 (1.38) 1 reference -0.01 -0.13 to 0.11 0.18 -0.01 to 0.36
    2 reference -0.01 -0.13 to 0.11 0.14 -0.04 to 0.32
  women 3.72 (1.18) 1 reference -0.02 -0.09 to 0.04 0.06 -0.04 to 0.15
    2 reference 0.002 -0.06 to 0.06 0.05 -0.04 to 0.14
  1. †Model 1 adjusted for age, smoking, parental possessions and education
  2. Model 2 additionally adjusted for body mass index and waist-hip ratio