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Table 1 Characteristics of the study population (n = 7132)

From: Dose-response relation of self-reported and accelerometer-measured physical activity to perceived health in middle age—the Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1966 Study

Variable Men (n = 3291) Women (n = 3841) All (n = 7132)
Height, cm 178.5 (6.3) 164.8 (6.0) 170.8 (9.1)
Weight, kg 87.2 (14.9) 72.0 (14.9) 78.7 (16.7)
BMI, body mass index 27.3 (4.3) 26.5 (5.3) 26.9 (4.9)
Education
 No professional education 148 (5%) 106 (3%) 254 (4%)
 Vocational/college level education 2174 (72%) 2339 (66%) 4513 (68%)
 Polytechnic/university degree 699 (23%) 1125 (31%) 1824 (28%)
Employment status
 Employed 2571 (87%) 3051 (87%) 5622 (87%)
 Studying 33 (1%) 68 (2%) 101 (2%)
 Unemployed 220 (8%) 182 (5%) 402 (6%)
 Other 122 (4%) 207 (6%) 329 (5%)
Smoking
 Non-smoker 1366 (45%) 2086 (57%) 3452 (51%)
 Current smoker 762 (25%) 697 (19%) 1459 (22%)
 Former smoker 923 (30%) 872 (24%) 1795 (27%)
Alcohol consumption
 Alcohol consumption, g/day 8.5 (2.4–21.8) 2.9 (0.6–8.1) 4.7 (1.0–14.0)
 Heavy users* 330 (11%) 291 (8%) 621 (9%)
  1. values are numbers (%), mean (SD), or median (25th –75th percentile), *Heavy users men≥40 g/day, women≥20 g/day