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Table 3 Age-adjusted average changes of risk factor levels by gender and occupation among cohort populations in Guangzhou, China, 1983-1994

From: Adverse trends of cardiovascular risk factors among low risk populations (1983-1994) - a cohort study of workers and farmers in Guangzhou, China

  Male Female
  Workers Farmers Workers Farmers
  β SE β SE β SE β SE
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 4.9** 0.6 7.6** 0.6 4.6** 0.6 4.2** 0.5
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 2.6** 0.4 6.2** 0.4 1.0** 0.4 4.6** 0.3
Body mass index (kg/m2) 1.2** 0.1 1.4** 0.1 0.6** 0.1 1.4** 0.1
Cigarettes per day         
   Total -2.8** 0.4 -2.5** 0.6 a   a  
   Current smoker -1.5** 0.4 -1.2* 0.6 a   a  
Alcohol intake (g/per day)         
   Total -4.4** 1.2 -9.2** 2.6 -0.3* 0.1 -0.2 0.2
   Drinker -12.3** 3.0 -13.3** 3.5 -8.6* 4.2 -4.3 3.0
Total cholesterol (mg/dl) 9.1** 1.3 22.8** 1.4 3.1* 1.3 17.0** 1.1
Low density cholesterol (mg/dl) 6.5** 1.2 11.7** 1.3 3.0* 1.2 7.7** 1.0
High density cholesterol (mg/dl) -0.8 0.6 7.0** 0.7 0.8 0.6 9.0** 0.5
Triglycerides (mg/dl) 20.6** 3.9 24.4** 4.5 -5.8 3.4 1.9 2.0
  1. **P < 0.01; *P < 0.05; and aNot estimated because few females smoked