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Table 1 Characteristics of participants in the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health and the Health in Men Study cohorts

From: Impact of behavioural risk factors on death within 10 years for women and men in their 70s: absolute risk charts

Variable Women (n=7438) Men (n=6053) p-value from chi-squared test
  N % N %  
Age (years)      <0.001
 71-73 811 (10.9) 2605 (43.0)  
 74-76 4688 (63.0) 2040 (33.7)  
 77-79 1939 (26.1) 1408 (23.3)  
Smoking status      <0.001
 Never smoked 4752 (63.9) 1621 (26.8)  
 Ex-smoker 2328 (31.3) 3882 (64.1)  
 Current smoker 358 (4.8) 550 (9.1)  
Body mass index (kg/m2)      <0.001
 Normal (18.5 to <25) 3792 (51.0) 1939 (32.0)  
 Overweight (25 to <30) 2593 (34.9) 3079 (50.9)  
 Obese (30 or more) 1053 (14.2) 1035 (17.1)  
Alcohol consumption      <0.001
 Weekly or more 2414 (32.4) 3812 (63.0)  
 Less than weekly 5024 (67.6) 2241 (37.0)  
Physical activity (MET.mins/week)      <0.001
 Inactive (<600) 4806 (64.6) 2725 (45.0)  
 Active (600 or more) 2632 (35.4) 3328 (55.0)