Skip to main content

Table 1 Basic characteristics of the study population

From: Body mass index, blood pressure, and glucose and lipid metabolism among permanent and fixed-term workers in the manufacturing industry: a cross-sectional study

Variables N = 1,701
Age (mean, SD) 30.7 (8.0)
Job type n (%)   
  Permanent 1,363 (80.1%)
  Fixed-term 338 (19.9%)
Health related lifestyle n (%)   
  Current smoker 1,001 (58.9%)
  Alcohol consumption, yes 830 (48.8%)
  Heavy drinker 211 (12.4%)
  Doing exercise, yes 300 (17.6%)
  Eating breakfast 1,192 (70.1%)
  Eating dinner late 377 (22.2%)
  Sleep satisfaction, good 849 (49.9%)
  Overtime work 890 (52.3%)
Anthropometric data (mean, SD)   
  Height (cm) 172.3 (5.6)
  Weight (kg) 67.8 (10.8)
  Body mass index (kg/m2) 22.8 (3.3)
  BMI category n (%)   
  Obese (BMI ≥ 25.0) 353 (20.8%)
  Lean (BMI < 18.5) 83 (4.9%)
Blood pressure (mean, SD)   
  Systolic (mmHg) 122.8 (13.6)
  Diastolic (mmHg) 70.0 (11.6)
Lipid metabolism (mean, SD)   
  LDL-cholesterol (mg/dL) 112.6 (31.6)
  HDL-cholesterol (mg/dL) 63.5 (14.7)
  Triglyceride (mg/dL) 90.4 (65.5)
Glucose metabolism (mean, SD)   
  Fasting plasma glucose (mg/dL) 88.4 (10.2)
  HbA1c (%) 4.9 (0.3)
  1. SD: standard deviation, BMI: body mass index.
  2. Definition
  3. Alcohol consumption: Persons who answered "yes" for the question "Do you drink alcohol?".
  4. Heavy drinker: Persons who drink alcohol more than 198 g of ethanol per week.
  5. Doing exercise: Persons who answered "yes" for the question, "Have you exercised more than twice a week for more than one year?".