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Table 1 Participant characteristics of the study cohort comprising 3055, 70-year-old men and women who participated in the Healthy Ageing Initiative during May 2012–October 2017

From: Daily step count and incident diabetes in community-dwelling 70-year-olds: a prospective cohort study

Age, years 70.5 (0.1)
Female sex, n (%) 1589 (52.0)
Currently smoking, n (%) 119 (3.9)
Body mass index, kg/m2 26.2 (4.0)
Waist circumference, cm 93 (12)
Visceral adipose tissue, grams 1423 (921)
Systolic blood pressure, mmHg 139 (17)
Diastolic blood pressure, mmHg 82 (9)
Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, mmol/l 3.4 (1.0)
High-density lipoprotein cholesterol, mmol/l 1.6 (0.5)
Total cholesterol, mmol/l 5.6 (1.2)
Triglycerides, mmol/l 1.3 (0.6)
Fasting blood glucose, mmol/l 5.5 (0.8)
Steps/day 7193 (3072)
Sedentary time, hours/day 8.8 (1.3)
Annual disposable income at age 60, 1000 Swedish kronor 246 (176)
 Missing data, n 0
Education,a n (%)
 Primary 524 (17.2)
 Secondary 1231 (40.3)
 Post-secondary 1296 (42.5)
 Missing data, n 4
Marital status,a n (%)
 Married 2036 (66.6)
 Never married 253 (8.3)
 Widowed 240 (7.9)
 Divorced 526 (17.2)
 Missing data, n 0
Diagnoses, n (%)
 Stroke 98 (3.2)
 Myocardial infarction 119 (3.9)
 Angina pectoris 205 (6.7)
 Fracture 487 (15.9)
 Rheumatoid arthritis 65 (2.1)
 Renal failure 23 (0.8)
 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 50 (1.6)
 Parkinson’s disease 21 (0.7)
 Depression 601 (19.7)
 Alcohol intoxication 26 (0.9)
 Cancer 562 (18.4)
Prescribed drugsb, n (%)
 Antihypertensives 1649 (54.0)
 Lipid-lowering agents 1160 (38.0)
 Anticoagulants 1091 (35.7)
 Hypnotics 805 (26.4)
 Sedatives 314 (10.3)
 Immunosuppressants 91 (3.0)
  1. Data are presented as means (standard deviation) unless stated otherwise
  2. aEducation and marital status recorded in the calendar year before the baseline date
  3. bPrescribed drugs filled since July 2005