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Table 1 Characteristics of participants among men and women in three study samples

From: Visit-to-visit fasting blood glucose variability and lifetime risk of cardiovascular disease: a prospective study

Variable 35 years 45 years 55 years
  Men Women Men Women Men Women
No. of participants (%) 35,062 (76.2%) 10,956 (23.8%) 29,316 (76.8%) 8833 (23.2%) 16,570 (78.4%) 4554 (21.6%)
Entry age (years) 54.8 (10.6) 52.9 (9.8) 57.6 (9.1) 56.0 (8.2) 63.6 (7.4) 62.2 (6.5)
BMI (kg/m2) 25.2 (3.3) 24.6 (3.6) 25.1 (3.3) 24.9 (3.6) 25.0 (3.3) 25.3 (3.6)
High school or above, n (%) 6505 (18.6) 3167 (28.9) 4753 (16.2) 2160 (24.5) 2578 (15.6) 977 (21.5)
Current smoker, n (%) 15,254 (43.5) 156 (1.4) 12,400 (42.3) 138 (1.6) 6025 (36.3) 81 (1.8)
Current alcohol drinker, n (%) 16,894 (48.2) 767 (7.0) 13,491 (46.0) 534 (6.0) 6836 (41.3) 218 (4.8)
Physical activity ≥ 3 times/week, n (%) 4839 (13.8) 1399 (12.8) 4433 (15.1) 1311 (14.8) 3561 (21.5) 991 (21.8)
Variation of FBG
 CV, % 10.13 (7.84) 9.25 (7.39) 10.23 (8.00) 9.53 (7.60) 10.32 (7.92) 10.30 (8.27)
 SD (mmol/L) 0.59 (0.92) 0.51 (0.86) 0.60 (0.98) 0.53 (0.91) 0.60 (1.07) 0.59 (1.14)
 ARV (mmol/L) 0.72 (1.19) 0.62 (1.17) 0.73 (1.28) 0.65 (1.20) 0.73 (1.37) 0.72 (1.57)
  1. Data was presented as mean (SD); BMI body mass index, FBG Fasting blood glucose, CV Coefficient of variation, SD Standard deviation, ARV Average real variability