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Table 1 Baseline demographic characteristics of study population

From: Meat consumption and risk of primary hip and knee joint replacement due to osteoarthritis: a prospective cohort study

  Baseline population n = 35331 1st follow up population n = 29910
Age of entering MCCS 54.5 [8.6] 54.5 [8.6]
Age of entering joint replacement cohort 62.2 [8.8] 62.2 [8.8]
Women, number (%) 21580 (61.1) 18305 (61.2)
Body mass index, kg/m2 26.7 [4.4] 26.5 [4.3]
Country of birth, number (%)   
   Australia/United Kingdom 27256 (77.1) 24124 (80.7)
   Italy/Greece 8075 (22.9) 5786 (19.3)
Education, number (%)   
   Primary and some secondary 19606 (55.8) 15869 (53.3)
   Completed secondary and degree/diploma 15533 (44.2) 13921 (46.7)
  1. Values are reported as mean [SD], or number (%).
  2. MCCS: The Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study