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Table 2 The distribution (%) of the variables n = 6 353; number of deaths = 579; follow-up on average 17 years. Test of distribution by chi-2

From: Women’s health in the Lund area (WHILA) - Alcohol consumption and all-cause mortality among women – a 17 year follow-up study

  Alcohol consumption (grams/day)  
0 0.1–11.9 ≥12 All
Variable Level % (n = 1639) % (n = 3880) % (n = 834) % (n = 6353)
Total   25.8 61.1 13.1 100
Age (mean) Continuous 56.9 56.3 55.7 56.4
Education      
Low 37.8 20.2 13.0*) 23.8
Middle/High 62.2 79.8 87.0 76.2
Partnership status      
Married 65.9 75.1 71.9* 72.3
Single/divorced/widow 34.1 24.9 28.1 27.7
Fitness      
Poor 23.3 16.1 16.5* 18.0
Middle/Good 76.7 83.9 83.5 82.0
Smoking      
Non-smoker 64.1 60.1 43.7*) 59.0
Former smoker 13.9 21.9 27.6 20.5
Daily smoker 22.0 18.0 28.7 20.5
BMI      
Underweight 1.5 1.0 1.2* 1.2
Normal 39.7 53.6 57.4 50.5
Overweight 36.8 34.0 32.6 34.5
Obese 22.0 11.4 8.9 13.8
Diabetes      
Yes 3.8 1.9 1.3* 2.3
No 96.2 98.1 98.7 97.7
Ischemic heart disease (before screening) Yes 2.1 1.5 0.7** 1.5
No 97.9 98.5 99.3 98.5
  1. * p < 0.0001;** p < 0.05