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Table 2 Selected characteristics of FAMAS participants & non-responders

From: The Florey Adelaide Male Ageing Study (FAMAS): Design, procedures & participants

Characteristic Participant Non-Responder p-value
Region: [n = 1195] [n = 1920] 0.12
Western Adelaide 589 (49.3) 1002 (52.2)  
Northern Adelaide 606 (50.7) 918 (47.8)  
Age Group: [n = 1195] [n = 487] 0.40
35–44 271 (22.7) 125 (25.7)  
45–54 326 (27.3) 136 (27.9)  
55–64 305 (25.5) 108 (22.2)  
65–80 293 (24.5) 118 (24.2)  
Height (cm): mean (sd) [n = 1195] [n = 556] 0.81
  175.8 (7.2) 175.7 (7.4)  
Weight (kg): mean (sd) [n = 1194] [n = 529] 0.26
  85.1 (14.7) 84.2 (15.7)  
BMI (kg/cm 2 ): mean (sd) [n = 1194] [n = 518] 0.35
  27.5 (4.4) 27.3 (4.6)  
BMI Category: [n = 1194] [n = 518] 0.33
Underweight (< 20) 25 (2.1) 9 (1.7)  
Normal (20–24.9) 324 (27.1) 162 (31.3)  
Overweight (25–30) 556 (46.6) 234 (45.2)  
Obese (>30) 289 (24.2) 113 (21.8)  
Current Smoker: [n = 1195] [n = 576] 0.001
Yes 216 (18.1) 147 (25.5)*  
No 945 (79.1) 413 (71.7)  
Occasionally 34 (2.8) 16 (2.8)  
Ever Smoked Regularly: [n = 979] [n = 429] 0.83
  556 (56.8) 241 (56.2)  
Ever High Cholesterol: [n = 1195] [n = 572] 0.03
Yes 447 (37.4) 181 (31.6)  
No 714 (59.7) 381 (66.6)*  
Don't know 15 (1.3) 6 (1.0)  
Never Measured 19 (1.6) 4 (0.7)  
Current High Cholesterol: [n = 438] [n = 181] 0.0003
Yes 236 (53.9) 99 (54.7)  
No 70 (16.0) 50 (27.6)*  
Don't know 132 (30.1) 32 (17.7)  
Ever High Blood Pressure: [n = 1195] [n = 572] 0.25
Yes 375 (31.4) 186 (32.5)  
No 816 (68.3) 381 (66.6)  
Don't know 3 (0.3) 5 (0.9)  
Current High Blood Pressure: [n = 365] [n = 186] 0.41
Yes 265 (72.6) 142 (76.3)  
No 77 (21.1) 37 (19.9)  
Don't know 23 (6.3) 7 (3.8)  
No. Adults (18+) in Household: [n = 1179] [n = 576] 0.03
1 169 (14.3) 109 (18.9)*  
2 788 (66.8) 357 (62.0)  
3 144 (12.2) 81 (14.1)  
4+ 78 (6.6) 29 (5.0)  
No. Children (<18) in Household: [n = 1179] [n = 576] 0.32
0 862 (73.1) 407 (70.7)  
1 103 (8.7) 64 (11.1)  
2 149 (12.6) 78 (13.5)  
3 55 (4.7) 20 (3.5)  
4+ 10 (0.8) 7 (1.2)  
Physical Conditions    
Diabetes: [n = 1195] [n = 575] 0.0003
  106 (8.9)* 84 (14.6)  
Asthma: [n = 1195] [n = 575] 0.06
  134 (11.2) 48 (8.3)  
Bronchitis: [n = 1179] [n = 575] 0.12
  142 (12.0) 55 (9.6)  
Emphysema: [n = 1179] [n = 575] 0.94
  30 (2.5) 15 (2.6)  
Heart Attack: [n = 1179] [n = 575] 0.68
  72 (6.1) 38 (6.6)  
Stroke: [n = 1179] [n = 575] 0.04
  21 (1.8)* 19 (3.3)  
Angina: [n = 1195] [n = 575] 0.77
  62 (5.2) 28 (4.9)  
None of the above: [n = 1179] [n = 575] 0.95
  781 (66.2) 380 (66.1)  
Psychological Conditions    
Anxiety: [n = 1195] [n = 575] 0.15
  29 (5.0) 43 (3.6)  
Depression: [n = 1195] [n = 575] 0.53
  60 (5.0) 33 (5.7)  
Stress: [n = 1179] [n = 575] 0.73
  55 (4.7) 29 (5.0)  
Other: [n = 1179] [n = 575] 0.82
  11 (0.9) 6 (1.0)  
None of the above: [n = 1179] [n = 575] 0.76
  1065 (90.3) 522 (90.8)  
  1. Participants were classified as those men that completed all CATI preliminary questions and attended baseline clinics; Non-responders were those men that refused participation in the study but had completed some or all of the preliminary questions. Data presented as n (%) unless stated. * Denotes the category was statistically significant compared with non-responders based on standardised chi-squared cell residuals with magnitude < or >3.
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