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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the study cohort

From: Sex-specific associations between adolescent categories of BMI with cardiovascular and non-cardiovascular mortality in midlife

  BMI (kg/m2) Total
< 18.5 18.50–21.99 22.0–24.99 25.0–29.99 ≥ 30.0
Women
Number of participants 128,876 448,712 224,937 99,867 25,476 927,868
Age (years) 17.3 17.3 17.3 17.3 17.3 17.3
Height (cm) 162.8 162.1 161.8 161.8 162.3 162.1
Mean BMI (kg/m2) 17.5 20.3 23.3 26.8 32.9 21.7
12 years schooling (%) 91 91 90 89 90 91
Low residential SES (%) 20 20 21 22 23 21
Born in Israel (%) 87 87 86 87 87 87
Country of origin (%)
 Israel 13.7 48.9 23.9 10.7 2.8  
 USSR 13.7 47.3 24.5 11.4 3.1  
 Asia 16.4 49.0 22.6 9.7 2.4  
 Africa 12.5 47.1 25.2 12.0 3.3  
 Europe 12.7 49.2 25.0 10.6 2.5  
 Ethiopia 29.3 45.4 16.5 7.1 1.7  
Men
Number of participants 186,190 678,005 324,665 139,556 37,855 1,366,271
Age (years) 17.3 17.3 17.4 17.4 17.4 17.4
Height (cm) 173.2 173.4 173.7 174.0 174.0 173.5
Mean BMI (kg/m2) 17.5 20.3 23.3 26.8 32.9 21.6
12 years schooling (%) 71 72 75 76 76 73
Low residential SES (%) 27 27 26 27 30 27
Born in Israel (%) 84 83 82 83 84 83
Country of origin (%)
 Israel 13.2 48.6 24.1 10.9 3.2  
 USSR 11.2 46.0 26.4 12.7 3.7  
 Asia 16.9 50.7 21.4 8.7 2.3  
 Africa 12.7 51.6 23.5 9.5 2.7  
 Europe 11.9 48.6 25.5 11.2 2.8  
 Ethiopia 31.2 52.6 11.2 3.9 1.1