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Table 2 Baseline Characteristics of the Study Sample

From: Dietary patterns in Canadian men and women ages 25 and older: relationship to demographics, body mass index, and bone mineral density

  Men
(N = 1928)
Women
(N = 4611)
  Mean SD Mean SD
Age (years) 58.8 13.5 61.2 12.2
Height (cm) 174.1 7.1 160.1 6.4
Weight (kg) 82.2 13.7 69.1 13.8
Body mass index (kg/m2) 27.1 4.0 26.9 5.1
Femoral neck BMD (g/cm2) 0.81 0.13 0.72 0.12
SF-36 physicala 49.9 8.6 47.6 10.0
SF-36 mentala 54.5 7.7 53.3 8.8
Sedentary timeb (hours/day) 14.6 3.1 13.9 3.0
Activityc(1000 kcal/week) 5.8 5.1 4.4 3.2
  N % N %
Current smoker 300 15.6 630 13.7
Current alcohol use 1479 76.7 2754 59.7
Antiresorptives 5 0.3 1317 28.6
Corticosteroids 178 9.2 623 13.5
Vitamin D from supplements 338 17.5 1551 33.6
Calcium from supplements 659 34.2 2574 55.8
Caucasian (white) 1822 94.5 4438 96.2
Chinese 54 2.8 80 1.7
North American Indian 24 1.2 56 1.2
South Asian 15 0.8 18 0.4
  1. a Scores range from 0 to 100 with 0 indicating worst possible health and 100 indicating best possible health
  2. b Total time spent sitting or sleeping
  3. c Moderate, strenuous or vigorous activity