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Table 1 Socio-demographic and lifestyle characteristics of the participants

From: Epidemiology of cardiovascular risk factors in Greece: aims, design and baseline characteristics of the ATTICA study

  Men (1524 or 50%) Women (1518 or 50%) P
Socio-demographic variables
Age (years) 46 ± 13 45 ± 13 0.140
Education status (n, %)    0.037
Group I 335 (22%) 380 (25%)  
Group II 594 (39%) 622 (41%)  
Group III 595 (39%) 516 (34%)  
Financial status (n, %)    < 0.001
Low 130 (13%) 259 (29%)  
Medium 337 (33%) 305 (34%)  
High 400 (39%) 267 (30%)  
Very high 149 (15%) 73 (7%)  
Lifestyle variables
Smoking habits (n, %)    < 0.001
Never smoker 517 (34%) 822 (54%)  
Current smoker 781 (51%) 596 (39%)  
Former smoker 230 (15%) 100 (7%)  
Physical activity status (n, %)    0.005
Sedentary 874 (57%) 903 (59%)  
Low 200 (13%) 142 (9%)  
Medium 221 (15%) 245 (16%)  
High 212 (15%) 228 (15%)