Table 1—

Unadjusted baseline characteristics among 2,298 participants from a subcohort: EPIC-Potsdam Study 1994–1998 to 2005

Age (years)49.5 ± 8.9
Sports activity (h/week)1.0 ± 1.8
Bicycling (h/week)1.8 ± 2.9
BMI (kg/m2)26.0 ± 4.2
Waist circumference (cm)85.4 ± 12.6
Hypertension41.4
Total cholesterol (mg/dl)173.7 ± 37.6
HDL cholesterol (mg/dl)47.9 ± 13.0
C-reactive protein (mg/l)1.7 ± 3.1
Glucose (mg/dl)88.0 ± 20.4
GGT (units/l)25.8 ± 62.5
ALT (units/l)20.5 ± 13.8
Women61.7
University degree38.3
Heavy or very heavy physical strain at work6.0
Never smoked47.4
Alcohol use >40 g/day8.9
  • Data are means ± SD or percentages.