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Table 2 Baseline meat consumption of study population

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

  Primary hip replacement n (%)* Primary knee replacement n (%)* Total number in each category
Fresh red meat intake    
   <3.0 times/week 94 (1.2) 92 (1.2) 7576
   3.0 - 4.4 times/week 123 (1.3) 135 (1.4) 9371
   4.5 - 6.4 times/week 114 (1.2) 146 (1.5) 9661
   ≥6.5 times/week 80 (0.9) 104 (1.2) 8723
Processed meat intake    
   <1.5 times/week 97 (1.4) 85 (1.2) 7154
   1.5 - 1.9 times/week 84 (1.2) 96 (1.3) 7324
   2.0 - 3.9 times/week 132 (1.1) 183 (1.5) 11879
   ≥4.0 times/week 98 (1.1) 113 (1.3) 8974
Chicken intake    
   <1.5 times/week 118 (1.1) 152 (1.4) 10680
   1.5 - 1.9 times/week 99 (1.5) 84 (1.3) 6713
   2.0 - 3.4 times/week 92 (0.9) 132 (1.4) 9766
   ≥3.5 times/week 102 (1.3) 109 (1.3) 8172
Fish intake    
   <1.0 times/week 74 (1.1) 97 (1.4) 6764
   1.0 - 1.4 times/week 105 (1.3) 110 (1.3) 8229
   1.5 - 2.4 times/week 133 (1.1) 166 (1.4) 11997
   ≥2.5 times/week 99 (1.2) 104 (1.3) 8341
Ratio of intake of fresh red meat to chicken and fish
   <0.77 127 (1.4) 125 (1.4) 8867
   0.77 - 1.25 103 (1.1) 118 (1.3) 9336
   1.26 - 2.00 100 (1.1) 126 (1.3) 9512
   ≥2.01 81 (1.1) 108 (1.4) 7616
  1. *number (%) of participants with primary hip or knee replacement in each dietary meat category