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Table 1 Characteristics of participants by consumption of fish, mean (SD). The Tromsø Study: Tromsø 6

From: Lean fish consumption is associated with lower risk of metabolic syndrome: a Norwegian cross sectional study

   Fish consumption  
   <1/week ≥1/week P*
Age (years) Total 51.0 (11.87) 59.1 (12.34) <0.0001
  Women 51.3 (12.66) 59.0 (12.59) <0.0001
  Men 50.7 (10.93) 59.2 (12.04) <0.0001
Waist circumference (cm) Total 94.8 (12.32) 94.9 (12.19) 0.5
  Women 90.6 (12.16) 91.0 (12.15) 0.3
  Men 99.5 (10.68) 99.5 (10.55) 0.9
Triglycerides (mmol/l) Total 1.63 (1.05) 1.50 (0.95) <0.0001
  Women 1.41 (0.88) 1.39 (0.92) 0.6
  Men 1.89 (1.15) 1.63 (0.97) <0.0001
HDL-cholesterol (mmol/L) Total 1.44 (0.41) 1.53 (0.44) <0.0001
  Women 1.58 (0.41) 1.66 (0.44) <0.0001
  Men 1.28 (0.34) 1.37 (0.39) <0.0001
Systolic blood pressure (mmhg) Total 133.4 (22.31) 140.2 (24.2) <0.0001
  Women 130.0 (24.30) 138.5 (26.23) <0.0001
  Men 137.3 (19.17) 142.2 (21.50) <0.0001
Diastolic blood pressure (mmhg) Total 78.0 (11.61) 78.8 (11.41) 0.001
  Women 74.7 (11.44) 76.2 (11.34) <0.0001
  Men 81.6 (10.69) 81.2 (10.74) 0.5
S-Glucose (mmol/L) a Total 5.15 (1.13) 5.26 (1.24) <0.0001
  Women 5.02 (0.91) 5.14 (1.08) <0.0001
  Men 5.30 (1.32) 5.40 (1.40) 0.02
  1. Consumption of fish less than once a week/once a week or more, in total population and by gender, mean (SD)
  2. Numbers of participants vary because of missing information variables
  3. WC Waist circumference, S-TG S-Triglycerides, HDL-C High Density Lipoprotein-Cholesterol, SBP Systolic blood pressure, DBP Diastolic blood pressure
  4. *p-value by one-way analysis of variance
  5. aSerum glucose measured in Tromsø 6 was non-fasting