Table 1—

Age-adjusted baseline (1984) lifestyle characteristics by quintiles of the AHEI

Quintiles of AHEI (mean score)Quintiles of diet quality score
BMICurrent smoker (%)Physical activity (MET/week)Family history (%)Alcohol (g/day)Glycemic load*Energy intake (kcal)Hypertension (%)High blood cholesterol (%)
Quintile 1 (24.2)24.731.59.719.46971,516207
Quintile 2 (31.8)24.527.411.919.37981,663207
Quintile 3 (37.3)24.323.713.619.57991,740208
Quintile 4 (43.2)24.120.815.818.981001,826219
Quintile 5 (53.5)23.616.220.218.681021,9582111
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    * Energy adjusted.