Table 1—

Descriptive statistics of the participants

Age (years)59.0 ± 7.0
Marital status (% married)79.6
Education (% above high school education)76.3
Ethnicity (% Caucasian)96.7
Fasting glucose at baseline (mmol/l)5.48 ± 0.52
Fasting glucose at follow-up (mmol/l)5.65 ± 0.96
BMI at baseline (kg/m2)26.6 ± 3.2
HDL cholesterol at baseline (mmol/l)1.30 ± 0.35
LDL cholesterol at baseline (mmol/l)4.23 ± 0.93
Total cholesterol at baseline (mmol/l)6.27 ± 1.05
Triglycerides at baseline (mmol/l)1.59 ± 0.90
Systolic blood pressure at baseline (mmHg)127.3 ± 15.0
Diastolic blood pressure at baseline (mmHg)78.7 ± 8.1
  • Data are means ± SD or percent.