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Table 1 Baseline clinical and laboratory variables in 821 healthy men aged 50.7–59.9 years, according to smoking status

From: Life style and longevity among initially healthy middle-aged men: prospective cohort study

  Non-smokers Smokers  
n = 452 n = 369 p-value
Age (years) 55.9 (2.9) 55.8 (2.7) 0.60
BMI (n,%)    
< 25 239 (52.9%) 231 (62.6%) 0.016
25–29.9 196 (43.4%) 124 (33.6%)  
≥ 30 17 (3.8%) 14 (3.8%)  
Total work performed (kJ) 99 (38) 85 (29) <0.001
SBP (mmHg) 135 (19) 133 (20) 0.20
DBP (mmHg) 93 (10) 92 (11) 0.23
Cholesterol (mmol/l) 6.8 (1.2) 6.8 (1.1) 0.46
  1. When otherwise not specified, results are presented as mean (standard deviation).