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Table 2 Baseline characteristics stratified by quartiles of cholesterol (numbers and proportions) in the cohort of healthy middle-aged men, n = 1997

From: Cholesterol and prostate cancer risk: a long-term prospective cohort study

   Cholesterol (mmol/l)
   Total Q1 (2.7–5.8) Q2 (5.9–6.6) Q3 (6.7–7.4) Q4 (7.5–15.4) P-value
Age at inclusion (years) <45 469 (23.5) 155 (29.0) 130 (24.9) 103 (21.8) 81 (17.3) <0.001
45–49 568 (28.5) 154 (28.8) 158 (30.3) 127 (26.9) 129 (27.5)  
50–54 550 (27.5) 126 (23.6) 147 (28.2) 139 (29.5) 138 (29.4)  
55+ 410 (20.5) 99 (18.5) 87 (16.7) 103 (21.8) 121 (25.8)  
Smoking Ever 1495 (74.9) 386 (72.3) 389 (74.5) 351 (74.4) 369 (78.7) 0.13
Never 502 (25.1) 148 (27.7) 133 (25.5) 121 (25.6) 100 (21.3)  
Physical fitness (kJ/kg) T1 (21.1–118.6) 666 (33.4) 148 (27.7) 172 (33.0) 165 (35.0) 181 (38.6) <0.001
T2 (118.7–161.2) 666 (33.4) 164 (30.7) 163 (31.2) 161 (34.1) 178 (38.0)  
T3 (161.3–514.9) 665 (33.2) 222 (41.6) 187 (35.8) 146 (30.9) 110 (23.5)  
Body mass index (kg/m2) <25 1209 (60.5) 335 (62.7) 324 (62.1) 286 (60.6) 264 (56.3) 0.16
≥25 788 (39.5) 199 (27.3) 198 (37.9) 186 (39.4) 205 (43.7)  
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) Q1 (88–118) 578 (28.9) 181 (33.9) 166 (31.8) 132 (28.0) 99 (21.1) <0.001
Q2 (120–128) 484 (24.2) 150 (28.1) 122 (23.4) 96 (20.3) 116 (24.7)  
Q3 (130–140) 457 (22.9) 99 (18.5) 119 (22.8) 114 (24.2) 125 (26.7)  
Q4 (142–220) 478 (23.9) 104 (19.5) 115 (22.0) 130 (27.5) 129 (27.5)  
  1. T1 - T3: tertiles 1 to 3, Q1 - Q4: quartiles 1 to 4